An ‘ode’ to a wife – Job’s wife

Rarely is she mentioned in the pages but mostly maligned in human memories, yet she 'lives' on. That single emotionally-charged interaction with her husband, down in the depths of his life's hells, in Job 2:9-10, has mostly defined what we think of her: a bad wife, making mockery of her husband's tragic station in life. One can posit that this serves a generational warning about the importance of choosing a godly wife, who will stand by you through life's sunny and gloomy days; afterall, that's what till death do us part means. But I want us to have a re-think about Job's wife. Is she really deserving of this infamy? Was she really a bad wife? Is there more in the Bible that we can learn about who she was and what may ultimately have happened to her? I think there is. I've been pondering this for the past fortnight and having discussed my thoughts about her possible lived experience with some friends last night, I'm finally putting down some of my thoughts. 🤓

The mirage of answered prayers and why God tests our faith. 💔😢

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve been praying to God for something, it looks as if it’s all coming together but then you end up with nothing? Sometimes it takes the form of there being a lot of activity which looks as if God is finally moving but in the end you still end up disappointed?

Why couldn’t satan bring fire down from heaven when Elijah/baal prophets were on the mountain?

If satan could bring fire down from heaven to destroy Job’s sheep and servants, why couldn’t he bring it down during the time of Elijah when he faced the 400 prophets of Baal? 🤔 Besides, the Bible tells us in Revelation 13:13 that the second beast will make fire come down from heaven on earth in the sight of men, deceiving them. 🔥 There can be only one reason: nothing can happen on earth without God’s permission.