Thursday: Satan Unmasked
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The Deceiver

Read John 12:30–32. What is Jesus saying about Satan in the context of the Cross and the great controversy? After talking about the death of Jesus on the cross, Ellen G. White wrote about the powerful impact it had in heaven and for the onlooking universe. “Satan’s lying charges against the divine character and government … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Sufferings of the Son of Man
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Christ with Crown of Thorns on Cross

Read Isaiah 53:1–6. What does this tell us about the sufferings of the Lord on the cross? Isaiah 53:4 said that Jesus bore our griefs and sorrows. That must include Job’s griefs and sorrows, as well. And not just Job’s but the whole world’s. It was for the sin of all humans who ever lived … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Death of Christ
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Christ suffering on Cross

What do the following texts tell us about Jesus and how we are to view Him? 1 John 2:6, Gal. 4:19 Without question, Jesus is the model man. His life—His character—is the example that all who follow Him should seek by God’s grace to emulate. Jesus is the only perfect example we have in terms of how … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Job’s Redeemer
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Read for This Week’s Study: Job 19:25–27; John 1:1–14; Job 10:4-5; Luke 2:11; Gal. 4:19; Luke 9:22; Isa. 53:1–6. Memory Text: “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted” (Isaiah 53:4, NKJV). With the sudden appearance of the Lord Himself, beginning in chapter … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Out of the Whirlwind
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Spectacles on Bible

Further Thought: “God has permitted a flood of light to be poured upon the world in both science and art; but when professedly scientific men treat upon these subjects from a merely human point of view, they will assuredly come to wrong conclusions. It may be innocent to speculate beyond what God’s word has revealed, … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Repenting in Dust and Ashes
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Read Job 40:1–4 and Job 42:1–6. What was Job’s response to God’s revelation of Himself? Obviously Job was overwhelmed by what God had shown him. In fact, in Job 42:3, when he says, “ ‘ “Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?” ’ ” (NKJV), he was simply repeating God’s first question to him. … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Wisdom of the Wise
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Let there be light

From our perspective today, it’s easy to look at the questions that God had asked Job and realize how little a man like Job, living thousands of years ago, could understand about the created world. It wasn’t until the A.D. 1500s, for instance, that humans (at least some of them) finally understood that the motion … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Lord as Creator
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Christ as Creator

Read Job 38:4–41. What questions does God ask Job, and what is the purpose of those questions? If Job expected some detailed explanation about why all these calamities happened to him, he didn’t get it. Instead, what he got was a flow of rhetorical questions contrasting the Lord in His creative might to the transience … [Click to read more …]