OT440 – Job 4

Special Note to iTunes listeners: iTunes tells me that their software is optimized for a maximum of 300 episodes per podcast.  Since the Old Testament has 929 chapters, I have therefore broken up Reading the Old Testament with Jesus in Mind into four different podcasts.  The first two were subtitled “Genesis through Ruth” and “1 Samuel through Esther.”  Today marks our switch to the third of those podcasts, this one subtitled “Job through Song of Solomon.”  

Alas, there is a “chicken-or-egg” issue with the iTunes Podcast Directory which I won’t tax you or me with explaining right now.  Suffice it to say that I will continue publishing Job in this podcast for a few days until iTunes lists the new podcast.  I’ll post a note when the duplication ceases and those of you listening through iTunes have to switch over to the new “Job through Song of Solomon” podcast.  Until then, you’ll see two audio players in the daily post (one for the “1 Samuel through Esther” podcast and the other for the “Job through Song of Solomon” podcast.)  Sorry for the confusion.

The good news for those who you who listen on the “mike gantt” app is that none of this affects you.  Nothing at all will change for you through this transition that affects only the iTunes listeners.

Reading the Old Testament with Jesus in Mind: Job through Song of Solomon (podcast)

There is an app that will allow you to automatically download this daily podcast to practically any smartphone.  Just go to your smartphone’s app store and search on “mike gantt.”

Suggestion:  If you are not already familiar with the New Testament, I would not advise you to listen to this podcast at this time.  First, get your grounding in the New Testament.  You can begin with one of these Bible Reading Plans which are focused on Jesus.  You can also listen to my podcast series Reading Through the New Testament a Chapter a Day (SCNT).  The Old Testament needs to be understood in the light of the New Testament; this is what Jesus taught us.  Therefore, we today read and understand the Old Testament through the lens of the New Testament.

One Reply to “OT440 – Job 4”

  1. Hello again Mike, It has come to my attention that Eliphaz’ argument to Job was not much different than what Satan’s argument would (possibly) be to Jesus Christ during His time in Gethsemane. Is it not possible then that “the spirit” who appeared to Eliphaz was really Satan who used this vision to terrify and discourage Job? Whenever we are sorely tried and tested, Satan will appear to us to terrify and discourage us. In Luke 22:43 we read: “And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.” Likewise, although we may go through severe trials and tests of our faith; God will strengthen us. Sometimes through what we have learnt from the Bible, sometimes through His Spirit, and yes, sometimes through others, or even angels. No matter where or how the test or trial may come may we know we can always receive help for our need if we only turn to Him. Amen.

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