Sunday, July 15, 2012

Job 7

Today's reading in our daily plan is Job 7. 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?)

  • Here Job directs his dialogue to God.
  • Job expresses how he views human life as a fleeting but constant hardship. It’s a rough view of the beauty of life but can we really blame Job with all he’s gone through.
  • We learn that Satan has afflicted Job not only with horrible sores all over his body but also terrible nightmares when he tries to sleep. Job never gets a moment of rest. And because of this Job feels that it must be God who is punishing him for something he unknowingly did wrong.
  • Job even expresses to God that he feels his anger is wrong but can’t help but be transparent with God because of his suffering.

SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)

  • In his dialogue to God Job asks, “What is a human that God should make so much of us?” He knows our extremely temporary existence on earth and wonders why God would even bother with us. The answer is obvious to us because we have the Bible to read, God loves humankind so much because we were created with his own hands in his own image. 

NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)

  • It’s crazy to even consider how much God values you. Take a moment right now and think about all that God has done for you and thank him.