Sunday, September 3, 2017

September 3 - Job 39

Today's reading in our daily plan is Job 21. 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?)
  • In this chapter God continues his response to Job. 
  • In the first section, God is using the natural world to show Job that he knows little of the world God created. Sure, Job was a pretty learned man, but there is still a lot he doesn't understand. God is showing Job that he alone is the creator and sustainer of all things.
  • It’s interesting to note that God answers all of Job’s questions with his own questions, rather than answers.
  • Job is overwhelmed with mysteries he can't answer. It is through this experience that he learns God knows what he is doing in the universe. 

SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • Just like Job, we may be pretty smart, but there are plenty of things about God and his creation that we don't understand.
  • In this chapter we learn that God loves questions. We should never hesitate to ask God questions. 

NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)
  • What questions do you want to ask God? Maybe you've got doubts about Him, or questions about a situation you're going through, or questions about a decision you need to make. Ask God these questions, be honest with him, and tell him how you're feeling. And be ready for answers that might not be what you expect (or even fully understand).