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May 19 - Morning

"Then Job replied:

'Doubtless you are the only people who matter,
and wisdom will die with you!

But I have a mind as well as you;
I am not inferior to you.
Who does not know all these things?

I have become a laughingstock to my friends,
though I called on God and he answered—
a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!

Those who are at ease have contempt for misfortune
as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.
The tents of marauders are undisturbed,
and those who provoke God are secure—
those God has in his hand.
But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you.
Which of all these does not know
that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In his hand is the life of every creature
and the breath of all mankind.' "

- Job 12:1-10

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You Are the Only People Who Matter!...but, Ask the Animals, They Will Teach You!!    

After the third friend has finished rebuking Job it is clear there is not going to be any sympathy coming from these three friends. Job’s friends are more offended by Job’s words that project his frustration with over-simplistic theology.

Job burst into sarcasm when Zophar finishes telling Job he was lucky that something worse hadn’t happened! Zophar had said that Job’s children had received the judgment they deserved from God. Job replies with these words (and, I paraphrase here):

“You are THE MAN! Where will we go for wisdom when you all are dead?!...Really? Thanks for nothing, losers!”

Or, as the NIV more correctly translates it:

'Doubtless you are the only people who matter, and wisdom will die with you! But I have a mind as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know all these things?”
– Job 12:2-3

After a derisive rejection of his friend’s advice and theology, Job expresses the embarrassment of
his position and quickly returns to his refutation of God’s apparent unfairness.

Job fist complains that he is now a laughingstock to his friends even though in the past he had lived righteous and blameless. What is more, Job says that in the past he had “called on God and He answered” the prayers! Which means a few weeks ago everyone including Job’s friends and God considered Job righteous enough! What happened? Job says, "I know what happened: God isn’t fair!" Why does Job say this? Because even while they were speaking,

“The tents of marauders are undisturbed, and those who provoke God are secure
– those God has in his hand.”
– Job 12:6

Those who steal from men and provoke God are still secure, because God makes them secure! He has them in his hand!

Of course, Job tells his friends, they won’t understand this or even care to consider Job’s questions
or his pain, because:

“Those who are at ease have contempt for misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.” – Job 12:5

In exasperation with God and his friends, Job turns to the animals and tells his friends to “ask the animals, and they will teach you.” The animals even “know that the hand of the Lord has
done this.”
And, it is not right!

  Christian Quote from Church History
"Good works that please God come from a faith based in the Truth of God's Word."
- Galyn Wiemers
Something to Ponder??

In 1401 John Hus was ordained as a priest and taught in Prague at the University. Hus also preached at a large church in Prague. The reformation began by Wycliffe in England had spread to Hus’s land of Bohemia. Hus preached against the worldliness and the wealth of the clergy. He emphasized the role of the Bible by teaching the Scripture and using them as the authority. Hus became popular and Wycliffe’s teaching followed. The arch bishop of Prague ordered Hus to stop teaching, and when Hus refused Pope John XXIII excommunicated the entire city of Prague. Hus left Prague to spare the city, but still drew large crowds in the rural country side. In 1414 Hus was ordered to the council of Constance. He was promised safety and a fair hearing, but immediately upon his arrival he was arrested and his teaching condemned by the council. Hus wasted away in prison while the church council dealt with other issues until July 6, 1415 when he was officially condemned. On his way to his execution he was walked pass a burning bonfire of his books, to which he replied with a laugh and told the crowd not to believe the lies about him. Hus was then burnt at the stake. (more)
(Watch 54 min. movie here)

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Chag (Hb) – Feast (Eng) – a Hebrew word that refers to a feast observed by a pilgrimage is the word chag. (Exodus 10:9; Ezekiel 45:17; Hosea 2:11). It is interesting that after Aaron made the golden calf at the base of Mount Sinai he declared a chag for Israel (Ex. 32:5-7).


Critic of Intelligent Design: “Imagine teaching ecology in school without a fundamental understanding of Darwinism and evolution. What would Intelligent Design tell these students, other than the showing and teaching these alleged students the incredible complexity of nature? What’s the explanation for these systems and their numerous interactions? God did it of course. Cool huh? Sorry, that’s not science”

Response: Straw-man argument. Both Intelligent Design and Darwinism seeks to learn how these systems and their numerous interactions work. The only difference is Intelligent Design says an intelligent being is responsible, Darwinism says random chance is responsible. If you push any Darwinist far enough, they will say “random chance did it.” Cool huh. . .But that’s not science either!

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I take time to listen to the frustration of others?
Do I think they always get what they deserve, or do I see room for their frustration?
When I am at ease and things are good for me, I will still take time to consider the feelings of others.
"A false witness will not go unpunished,
    and whoever pours out lies will perish."

- Proverbs19:9
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Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
Ruth 1 Jonah 1 2 Samuel 19-20
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Jerusalem from Gethsemane, Mount of Olives

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Diagram of Solomon's Temple

Galyn films Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives
near the Garden of Gethsemane.
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