Zophar’s Blog

Scripture Reading – Job 11

Blog Title – Miserable Comfort

Blogging Niche – Christian Bloggers

About Me – Naamathite. Friend of Job. Repentant sinner.

Photo Credit - Andrew Penner

Blog Excerpt –

On Forgiveness

Are you familiar with my friend Job? His terrible plight has received a lot of press. Suffice it to say, he’s suffered unimaginable tragedies in his life. As his friend, I felt it was my duty to offer comfort, which he rebuked as ‘miserable’. Fine. If he won’t take my advice, maybe you will.

  • Devote your heart to God.
  • Seek forgiveness from God.
  • Change your bad habits. Those of us who truly repent, stop our sinful behavior.
  • Forgiveness leads to feelings of security, fearlessness, and hope.

It seems so clear to me. Job is suffering because of his sin. If he’d only confess his deep, dark sins, God would stop afflicting him.

Well, perhaps, it’s too simple. Maybe God’s ways are more complex than I can fathom.

Okay. It’s possible Job’s suffering isn’t related to his sin, but not likely, in my opinion. Why would God cause an innocent man such pain and misery? No. I’m certain that if my friend just admits to God the evil he’s done, his life would go back to normal. Unfortunately, Job doesn’t want to listen to reason. Until he does, I’m afraid there will be no end to his misery.

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And so ends my second A-Z Challenge! Hoorah! I can’t deny that I feel pretty awesome about it!

So what’s next for Bible Bloggers? Throughout the next month I’d like to go back and add some study questions or concluding thoughts to each blog, maybe even a prayer for each one. If I were to make Bible Bloggers into a book would it be a devotional or a Bible study? That’s what I’ll be trying to sort out throughout the month of May.

May 7th is the ‘Reflection’ post for the A-Z Challenge, which will probably be posted on Pocketful of Playdough, where I’ve discussed details of the Challenge.

What’s next for you now that the A-Z Challenge is over? Will you be taking a blogging break or continue blogging at a less strenuous pace?

Are you up for another challenge? If you are, here are a couple I’ve discovered –

Blog Me Maybe – It’s a Monday-Friday posting schedule with each day having a certain topic. This is more of a relaxed, easy-paced challenge.

Want something more extreme? Write A Story A Day in May – the challenge? Write a story every day in May. How hard could that be? Check out the link for lots more information if you are interested.

Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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Yesha’yahu’s Blog

Yesha’yahu is Hebrew for Isaiah. 

Scripture Reading – Isaiah 40

Blog Title -On Eagle’s Wings

Blogging Niche – Christian Writer Bloggers

About Me – Son of Amoz, husband, and father. I’ve been referred to as a spokesman for God. While I prophesied to Judah and Jerusalem, God revealed so much to me that I wrote a book for all nations- Isaiah -available wherever Bibles are sold.

BlogrollMicah – Messages From Heaven

Photo Credit – Comstock

Blog Excerpt –

4 Reasons To Read My Book:

  1. Greater faith in Christ – See for yourself how many prophecies were fulfilled in the coming of Jesus – our promise of salvation!
  2. Deeper understanding of God’s precepts – There is only one God and to walk in His comfort we must confess and repent our sins.
  3. Stronger love for God’s word – The Word is a light to those who love the Lord. The Light will banish darkness and gloom.
  4. Steadier trust in God’s control – Acknowledging God’s control in our lives means reading, believing and acting according to God’s Word, which brings the security of knowing The Holy One will always be there to help us.

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:30-31).

Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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Xerxes’s Blog

Scripture Reading – Esther 2:1-18

Blog Title – The Bachelor King

Blogging Niche – Reality Television Bloggers

About Me – One king. Many young women. Let the romance blossom!

Photo Credit – ABC.com

Blog Excerpt –

The Game For Love

The king of Persia needs a new queen. But how does a wealthy, powerful man find a worthy soul mate and partner? By making his search into a game, of course!

In preparation for the game, commissioners of the King conducted a thorough search of all the provinces in Persia. The most beautiful virgins were selected and then brought to the king’s harem at the citadel of Susa.

At the citadel, they underwent 12 months of beauty treatments to prepare for the elimination competition. Hegai, who manages the harem, oversaw six months of treatment with oil of myrrh and six months of treatment with perfumes and cosmetics. After a year-long regimen of pampering and beautifying, the women are ready to compete to win approval and favor with the King.

Each woman has one date with the King. At the end of each date, the King decides if the woman is worthy of being his queen. Anyone who pleases the King receives a rose and may be summoned by name again to meet with him. Those who are not summoned again remain in the harem.

As the competition heats up, front-runners will emerge and passions will rise. In the race for royal love, which young beauty will ultimately capture the heart of the King?

The fate of these women rests in the King’s hands. He has big decisions to make. Only he has the power to decide who will be the next queen. Will it be a woman of strong moral character as well as beauty? Tune in to find out!

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Again, creative liberties since obviously a rose wasn’t part of the Bible story 😉

Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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Witch of Endor’s Blog

Scripture Reading – 1 Samuel 28:7-25

Blog Title – Bewitched [Alternate Titles – Hocus Pocus; The Endor Witch Project]

Blogging Niche – Pagan and Occult Bloggers

About Me – A medium in Endor. I am connected to the world of spirits. The secrets of the dead are mine to share. I’m available for seances, spells and enchantments. Contact me to discuss details.

Photo Credit – Fotosearch

Blog Excerpt –

Devil In Disguise 

People of the earthly realm, please heed my warning! Contacting the realm of spirits is dangerous. There is no predicting what they might have to say. You must be prepared to hear messages of doom.

One of my more recent customers, the duplicitous King, wasn’t prepared. He sought me out when his God abandoned him.

No wonder! How little faith a king has to call on the people his God has condemned!

Perhaps his God was kindly sparing him. For when I conjured the spirit the King sought, the message was not what he wanted to hear.

The spirit he believed to be one of God’s prophets proclaimed his ultimate downfall. Fear filled his body and he fell to the ground, unable to even eat or drink.

This is the risk you take when you contact the world of spirits. Seeking forbidden knowledge can lead to great misfortune, even your own demise.

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When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn (Isaiah 8:19-20).

Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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