Tag Archive: Job

Jun 30

Should Christians feel a little self-serving when they obey God? Do we do it to get something from him?

Are we being a little mercenary when we obey God? Do we do it for the goodies we get? Satan raised this very charge when God told him about the obedience of his servant Job. (Job 1:8-12; 2:3-6) Job lived a godly life and was a wealthy, respected man.  Satan told God that if God …

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Dec 12

Why do people suffer?

We live in a world where people suffer. Good people suffer.  Bad people suffer. Job The book of Job recounts the suffering of one man as part of the cosmic battle between good and evil. Job was a follower of God.  Satan accused him of following God because it brought him favored treatment.  God permitted Satan to …

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Jan 14

Who sinned that this man was born blind?

Who sinned that this man was born blind? Jesus and his disciples walked past a blind man.  The disciples asked if he was blind because his parents were punished for their sins. Maybe, he sinned before he was born and received the consequences of his own evil. (John 9) Jesus responded that this man’s blindness …

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