How to understand Job Chapter 9 and John 10:10

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Job Regrets the Man-God Connection Job wants a mediator. Can’t someone just judge who’s right—him or God? Because really, if God is omniscient and omnipotent, then what he did was really, really mean. He laments

How to understand Job Chapter 7 and Proverbs 29:25

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The Pained Spirit Job decides he won’t take this lying down. This is his “why me?” moment. He asks God why he specifically has become God’s target. He’s in such pain that even death would

How to understand Job Chapter 5 and James 1:2

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Eliphaz Decides God’s Punishment is Good for Job Eliphaz is still chatting away. Now he says that God doles out both good and bad, and that the righteous have nothing to fear from him. Finally

How to understand Job Chapter 4 and Psalms 40:1

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Eliphaz Calls Angels “Bad Flyers” Breaking the silence, Eliphaz throws his two cents in. He says that Job must have done something wrong to merit this punishment. Innocents, he says, are never punished. And hey,

How to understand Job Chapter 3 and Matthew 19:26

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Job Calls His Birthday a “Crummy Holiday” Suddenly, the text moves from prose to poetry. Job cries out that he is in pain, and rues the day he was born—poetically, of course. Jesus looked at

How to understand Job Chapter 2 and Isaiah 41:10

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No, Not More… God gets back to bragging about Job, and Satan, once again, doesn’t buy it. This time, God gives Satan permission to hurt Job physically, something he wouldn’t let him do last time.

How to understand Esther Chapter 10 and Ephesians 6:11

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Double Check the Annals This super-short chapter ends the book, stating that King Ahasuerus continued to have great power, exacting tribute money from many different lands. If anyone wants to know more about the story

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