1 Corinthians 9. The Apostle Paul showed a pattern of self denial so as to serve all men. He was striving for a crown as he was “running the race”.
Job 37. Elihu continued proclaiming God’s majesty.
Job 38. The LORD intervened and answered Job out of the whirlwind
1 Corinthians 8. The Apostle Paul gave practical advise: Don’t be a stumbling block to the weak.
Job 35. Elihu hammered it in and condemned self-righteousness.
1 Corinthians 7. In this chapter the Apostle Paul dealt with marriage principles, it is good to remain celibate, but for most of us, keep your marriage vows, live as you are called. Divorce is always wrong, but if you do, continue unmarried. If separation is by death you are free to marry, as long as it is another believer.
Job 34. Elihu continued his discourse and proclaimed God’s justice.
1 Corinthians 6. The Apostle Paul reminded the Corinthians they should solve their disputes among themselves and not sue the brethren. Stay away from all sexual immorality, glorify God in body and spirit. A piece of Godly advice: “Flee fornication.”
Job 32. Elihu, a younger fellow appeared and spoke against Job’s friends.
Job 33. Elihu continued, contradicting Job: “No one is righteous before God.”
1 Corinthians 5. This is a stern chapter. Paul reminded the Corinthians that immorality defiles the church. Immorality must be judged, and somebody that continues to so do must be expelled.
Job 30. “But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.” Things were not going well for Job.
Job 31. Job ended his defense.
1 Corinthians 4. Paul reminded the Corinthians they are servants of Christ, stewards of the mysteries of God and fools for Christ’s Sake. Then Paul urged them to imitate him and not be arrogant. “For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.”
Job 27.Through it all Job maintained his integrity.
Job 28. Job continued with a discourse on wisdom.
Job 29. Job gave his best defense and recalled the good old days when God was with him.
1 Corinthians 3. Paul warned the Corinthians that sectarianism is carnal, we are all servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. One is planting, one is watering, but God gives the increase. Paul gave them another warning: Avoid worldly wisdom, “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.”
Job 24. Job complained of violence on earth.
Job 25. Bildad asked the question: How can man be righteous?
Job 26. Job replied and spoke of man’s frailty and God’s majesty.
1 Corinthians 2. The Apostle Paul proclaimed Christ crucified, relying only on God’s power. This is God’s secret wisdom, spiritual wisdom, and in applying this “we have the mind of Christ“.
Job 22. Eliphaz the Temanite accused Job of wickedness.
Job 23. Job proclaimed God’s righteous judgments. Rejoice in the Lord. “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.“
1 Corinthians 1 begins with greetings and thanksgiving from the Apostle Paul, who admonished the Corinthians their only leader is Christ and sectarianism is Sin, for Christ is the power and wisdom of God. The foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, so glory only in the Lord.
Job 20. Zophar gave a sermon with regard to the wicked man.
Job 21. In reply Job gave a discourse on the wicked.
Romans 16. Sister Phoebe is commended, the Apostle Paul gave thanks, especially to Priscilla and Aquila, followed by a long list of greetings by name. Paul then warned the Romans to avoid divisive persons, followed by greetings from Paul’s friends, even Tertius the scribe wrote a note. The letter ends with a benediction.
Job 17. Job continued praying for relief.
Job 18. Bildad pours it on; the wicked are punished.
Job 19. “I know that my redeemer liveth“.
Psalm 65, of David. A Psalm full of thanksgiving for atonement for iniquities, setting things straight in nature and among people, and providing for an abundant harvest, and the response is to burst out in song.