Saturday, June 17, 2017

June 17 - Job 16

Today's reading in our daily plan is Job 16. 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 responds to his "friends" and let's them know that he is disappointed with their assessment of the situation and confronts their opinions.
  • Job feels trapped in his situation. On the one hand, he knows that things aren't as his friends say. On the other hand, he knows that rejecting his friends' opinions will alienate him.
  • In the end, Job is severely conflicted with what is happening in his life. He is confused with why it is happening to him and what lies ahead.
SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • It's not uncommon to feel conflicted with our lives' circumstances. We constantly hear the opinions of so many people but it's not uncommon to feel disappointed with their conclusions.
  • When we feel trapped between reality and another person's opinion, it's important to turn to truth and not theory.
  • Life has a way of leaving us confused about what is happening. 
NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)

  • Are you conflicted with other peoples' opinions of you or situation? What's most important is what God thinks of you and your situation. 
  • Are you taking the time to really understand God's truth in your life? If not, commit to spending time each day to further understand God and His truth.
  • If you are confused about what is happening in your life currently, Job's life examples that you aren't alone. Take some time to reflect on what God may be doing or teaching you in this time and how you can continue to move forward in faith