Category Archives: trials

June 26th-Our trials and tribulations, which should cause us to turn and run into God’s arms, often have a very different effect.

Isaiah 19: 3 “Then the spirit of the Egyptians will be demoralized within them; And I will confound their strategy, So that they will resort to idols and ghosts of the dead And to mediums and spiritists. Human nature has … Continue reading

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June 11th-Elihu continues in his speech against Job, here directing those around them to Job’s lack of knowledge, his rebellion.

[perhaps Job felt like running away. There is nowhere to run, but the arms of the Lord] Job 35: 35 ‘Job speaks without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom. 36 ‘Job ought to be tried to the limit, Because … Continue reading

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June 1st-When things are at their worst, God is at His best.

Job 5: 8 “But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God; 9 Who does great and unsearchable things, Wonders without number. Job is getting words of wisdom from some friends, who may … Continue reading

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May 5th-As always, prayer is our best alternative.

1 Chronicles 20: 1Then it happened in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that Joab led out the army and ravaged the land of the sons of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David … Continue reading

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April 23rd-Jehoash took seriously the need to restore and repair the temple

2 Kings 12: 4Then the Jehoash said to the priests, “All the money of the sacred things which is brought into the house of the LORD, in current money, both the money of each man’s assessment and all the money … Continue reading

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April 21st- If we really look back on our lives, we, too can see where the Lord has worked even while we were not aware at the time.

2Kings:1Now Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, “Arise and go with your household, and sojourn wherever you can sojourn; for the LORD has called for a famine, and it will even come on … Continue reading

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April 18th- he would not join the other prophets, please the king, and, in so doing, perpetuate a lie.

1 Kings 22: 13Then the messenger who went to summon Micaiah spoke to him saying, “Behold now, the words of the prophets are uniformly favorable to the king. Please let your word be like the word of one of them, … Continue reading

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