Saturday, June 10, 2017

June 10 - Job 14

Today's reading in our daily plan is Job 14. Take a moment to pray, asking God to speak to you from this passage. Then read, using the following notes and questions to help you get everything out of the passage.

SAY WHAT? (What is the passage saying?)
  • Job references the brevity of life in verses 1-2. Life is fleeting and fades away almost as quickly as it came.
  • Job continues to ask God what He must do in order to be freed from the pain of his situation.
  • There is a depressing tone to Job's understanding of what happens after death. 
  • But Job seems long for death and hopes for a life after the next one.
SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • Life is fleeting and fades away quickly in everyone's life.
  • Going to God with our painful situations is the perfect place. We often carry our troubles with us, but God welcomes them.
  • Despite Job's thinking, we know that there is a life after this one. Whatever pain and trouble we might experience will be met with a perfect place in the life after our own death.
NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)

  • Since life is so fleeting, we should experience each day as if it were a gift. In addition, we ought to pursue the things God wants for our lives today.
  • If you're facing a challenge in life, take the time to take your situation to God.
  • What do you believe about what happens after this one? God's desire is that everybody spend eternity with Him. Doing that is simple: a person place's their faith in Jesus and believes that He forgives us of all our sins and gives us the hope of a new and eternal life.