Friday: Further Thought – The Character of Job
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Spectacles on Bible

Further Thought: The Protestant Reformation reclaimed the great truth of salvation by faith alone. This truth was first intimated in the Word back in Eden itself (see Gen. 3:15) and then given fuller expression in the life of Abraham (see Gen. 15:6, Rom. 4:3) before being successively revealed in Scripture up through Paul. Yet, the … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Character of Job
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Character of Job” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Manifold Wisdom of God
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Earlier in the book of Job, amid the back and forth between the characters, Eliphaz the Temanite said to Job: “ ‘Is it any pleasure to the Almighty that you are righteous? Or is it gain to Him that you make your ways blameless?’ ” (Job 22:3, NKJV). That’s a very ironic question, given what … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Heart and Eyes
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Heart follows eyes

At first glance, in the texts below, it could sound as if Job were bragging, as if Job were parading his holiness and virtue and good conduct before others. This attitude, of course, is precisely the kind that the Bible condemns (see Matthew 23). But that’s not what was happening here with Job. Again, it … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Character of Job
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Read for This Week’s Study: Job 1:1, Job 1:8; Job 29:8–17; Job 31:1–23; Exod. 20:17; Matt. 7:22–27; Matt. 5:16; Eph. 3:10. Memory Text: “Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?” (James 2:22, NKJV). In the midst of all the major issues touched on in … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Job’s Redeemer
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Spectacles on Bible

Further Thought: “‘Now is the judgment of this world,’ Christ continued; ‘now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all unto Me. This He said, signifying what death He should die.’ This is the crisis of the world. If I become … [Click to read more …]

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 …]