Sunday, June 25, 2017

June 25 - Job 19

Today's reading in our daily plan is Job 19. 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 naturally points to God as the enemy in his situation. But, it is Satan who is the enemy and causing the pain he's going through.
  • God has gone silent for Job. Though Job calls out for God, God doesn't answer. Though God is present He has chosen to remain quiet.
  • Job mentions all the people that he has lost as a result of his circumstances.
  • Job begs that his words be recorded for all to remember. He would get his wish.
  • Job ends chapter 19 with words of praise, saying: I know my Redeemer lives. He knows God has not abandoned or given up on him.
SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • Though God will allow us to go through times of suffering, it is not God who inflicts the pain. Our real enemy is Satan.
  • There will be times when God goes silent in our lives. When He does it's important to continue to be faithful like Job.
  • Though we will experience suffering it is important to always remember God is still alive and well. 
NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)

  • Having you been pointing your finger at God for your circumstances? If so, remember who is the real enemy (Satan) and begin to pray against his evil ways.
  • Has God gone silent in your life? If so, what does it look like to remain faithful in this time?
  • It's easy to forget that in the end God will win. While we will experience hard times and suffering for a short time, God will live forever. Remind yourself that your Redeemer still lives and will have the last word.