7 This is possible if the roots of the stump are not
removed. We can but cut down or hurt but as long as we are rooted in the Lord
we can grow back up again.
8 Even at the worst the tree can still grow back up as long
as it has its roots. We may get to the point where we don’t feel like we can
grow anymore but if we look to Christ then we will grow up again. Sometimes God
does His best growing when we are broken apart and only have Him to rely on.
23 Epaphras was the man
God used to start the church
of Colosse he was Paul’s
cell mate. He may have went to Rome
to minister to Paul being arrested also, this making it possible.
24 Mark went on mission
trip with Paul but left and then spent time with Barnabas and would later write
down the gospel after connecting with Peter. Luke would connect well with Paul,
maybe his doctor on call and went with him for this reason but would later
write the gospel and Acts. Aristarchus was also a prisoner with Paul,
he went with Paul to Rome to collect the money
for the church in Jerusalem
and they were arrested. Demas was friend of Paul but would later desert him
leaving following after Jesus and turning to following his desire for the
Sometimes doing what is right has serve results. John was
put into prison for doing right, people don’t like to hear what they are doing
is wrong but as Christians we should share as God leads us, which John did.
James Version (KJV)
4 Yea, thou castest off
fear, and restrainest prayer before God.
5 For thy mouth uttereth
thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.
6 Thine own mouth
condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee.
News Translation (GNT)
you had your way, no one would fear God; no
one would pray to him. 5 Your
wickedness is evident by what you say; you
are trying to hide behind clever words. 6 There
is no need for me to condemn you; you
are condemned by every word you speak.
thought this of Job, this was far from the truth. Job just knew God’s holiness
and how we cant truly by our own efforts pray to God, we can thru Christ and by
what Job knew because God allows us to. Without grace we cant truly pray to
he attacks Job. To many times without knowing the full situation we cant attack
out of ignorance as he does. Job is righteous, God calls him that in chapter
one but Job was not perfect and he was currently struggling. Satan wants to
make us feel lower then we are and that is exactly what this man was doing for
Job by twisting the words of him.
6 We are condemned
by our sin but by grace found in Christ we are redeemed. Job was saved because he
had faith in the Lord and seeked after His truth and tried to live the best he
could for Him.
Herod took his brother’s wife, it
was Jewish tradition and law that if the brother passed away that then the
brother took his sister in law as his wife and by doing this it meant she was
taken care of but Herod took his brother’s wife which means his brother hadn’t passed
away but he stole his wife and took her for his own.
James Version (KJV)
answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,
2 Should a wise man utter
vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?
3 Should he reason with
unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?
News Translation (GNT)
The Second Dialogue
15 1-2 Empty words, Job! Empty words! 3 No
one who is wise would talk the way you do or
defend himself with such meaningless words.
1 Eliphaz the Temanite speaks his mind on this; he doesn’t really
know Job but chooses to share what he thinks. We may have to deal with people
like him we face hard times.
2 He is saying that he has to say something because he is
wise. The wise often listen then to speak, true wise people what for proper to
time to share or when people ask them. This man loved hearing his words and
enjoyed thinking his was wise. Wise don’t speak on things they don’t fully
3 Job didn’t claim to be wise at this point and he was
trying to understand what God was letting happen to him and then his friends
attacked him and he defended himself against their attack. It isn’t unwise to
defend ourseleves but wisdom discerns when it is helpful or harmful.
Name: Clark Thompson ChristiansUnite ID: clarkthompson Member Since: 2013-07-29 Location: Greeneville, Tennessee, United States Denomination: Baptist About Me: I like teaching the bible and fellowshiping with other believers.