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SBC Annual Meeting Story Collection

Read about the happenings of the 2018 SBC Annual Meeting in this story collection by Baptist Press. Read More...

Becoming Southern Baptists

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a fellowship of about 46,500 Baptist churches and another 4,500 mission churches (churches that have not yet established their autonomy as self-governing congregations) scattered across the United States and its territories. Read More...

Today's Devotion

From the Book of Job:

Job's suffering intensified; his weariness of life; Zophar's accusation; Job's affirmation of faith in God's wisdom and omnipotence.

Then Job answered and said . . . God . . . doeth . . . wonders without number. Lo, He goeth by me, and I see Him not: He passeth on also, but I perceive Him not. Behold, He taketh away, who can hinder Him? who will say unto Him, What doest Thou? (Job 9:1-12).

Bildad, Job's second friend to speak, was noticeably less sympathetic than was Eliphaz. He critically attacked Job, saying: How long shall . . . thy mouth be like a strong wind? (8:2). Bildad agreed with Eliphaz that sin was the cause of Job's suffering. But Bildad did not base his conclusions on observation of just one lifetime, but on traditions established over many years (8:8-9). Just like Job's friends, we are often quick to judge with no foundation or proof to support our conclusions. The majority of the time when someone falls on hard times our first assumption is it's because of sin. And His disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? (John 9:2). - Continue...

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