Monday, November 08, 2004

Thoughts on Job

This is my first blog and an experiment in sharing my thoughts on the scriptures. I've always wanted to teach the book of Job but never found the right forum. My goal is to post my thoughts on Job as I study it so that others may read along and share their own thoughts as well. I do not know where all this will lead, but I thought I would give it a try and see if these thoughts are a blessing to others on the web.

Why Job?
Why did I choose the book of Job? Well, for a number of reasons. Job has been one of my favorite books in the Bible. There have been many times in my life where I have been able to identify with Job, both in his affliction and his pain. Reading Job's account of his suffering has helped me to understand my own suffering and how and why I react to pain the way I do. It has also helped me to know how to help others who are going through pain and suffering. In the book of Job, we see Job at his best and at his worst. God does not hide Job's humanity from us in this book. But we also see the end result of God's dealing with Job, that, "the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful." (James 5:11).

I hope you will enjoy this blog and that these thoughts will be a blessing to your soul and spirit. If you enjoy this blog, please share it with a friend!

David Robison


  1. Anonymous8:22 AM

    David - What a great way to have my own personal bible study with such a respected friend and brother, anytime I choose. Looking forward to continuing. EG

  2. Of all the books of the Bible Job has the most historicity problems. What are your thoughts about its historic context? Who wrote it? When? What was the nature of the society in which it was written?