OUT OF THE WHIRLWIND

Job 38:1 “Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind.” Violent storms are one of the most destructive forces that nature can unleash upon mankind. Living in Nebraska, I’ve noticed that there is rarely a spring night during which some part of the state isn’t pounded by tornadoes or...

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NO PARTIALITY

Job 37:23-24 “As for the Almighty, we cannot find Him; He is excellent in power, in judgment and abundant justice; He does not oppress. Therefore men fear Him; He shows no partiality to any who are wise of heart.” Gandhi says in his autobiography that in his student days he...

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NO PLACE TO HIDE

Job 34:21-22 “For His eyes are on the ways of man, and He sees all his steps. There is no darkness nor shadow of death where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.” Have you noticed that when people try to hide from trouble they rarely succeed? A true story...

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DON’T BLAME GOD

Job 34:10 “Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding: Far be it from God to do wickedness, and from the Almighty to commit iniquity.” A man was handing out business cards that read, “Federman and Coe, Merchants.” When asked about his partner the man admitted there was no such...

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NO GUARANTEES

Job 32:9 “Great men are not always wise, nor do the aged always understand justice.” When we buy a product, especially an expensive item such as an automobile or a computer, we want to know what guarantees come with it. What does the company that made the item promise to...

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THE EYES HAVE IT

Job 31:1 “I have made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I look upon a young woman?” Millie Dienert worked with the Billy Graham evangelistic team for 40 years. She commented, “I have always appreciated from a moral point of view how the men have been in their...

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WHERE IS WISDOM?

Job 28:12, 28 “But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?” And to man He said, “Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.” A young man got into financial difficulty by loaning a friend in another...

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LIKE GOLD

Job 23:10 “But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.” It’s a well-known fact that many people have become successful by compensating for personality or physical flaws. Winston Churchill, for example, stuttered as a youth yet became a great...

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