Devotion Day 37 – Through the Bible in 90 Days

Day 37 readings – Job 8:1 – 24:25 – Early on we hear; “Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.” (8:7) As we read on we’ll hear those words come to pass. Yet, you can’t replace sons and daughters with things, so we’ll see if it these words really ring true.

In chapter 9, verses 33 – 34 we hear; “If only there were someone to arbitrate between us, to lay his hand on us both, (God and Job) someone to remove God’s rod from me, so that terror would frighten me no more.” For us who know Jesus, we do have that one who will arbitrate between us and God’s anger, someone who died for all our sins. Thanks be to God, for our Lord Jesus Christ.

Which leads me to my final quote from today’s readings; (19:25-27)

I know that my redeemer lives,
and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet in my flesh I will see God;
I myself will see him
with my own eyes—I, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!

Amen and thanks be unto God.

I find Job difficult to follow in many ways. The friends seem to be saying; confess your sins and humble yourself before God and God will deliver you from your misery. Yet, as we heard early on, it wasn’t for his sins that all these life tragedies befell him. They befell him because Satan wanted to see if he could remain faithful to God in the midst of all his suffering.

What do you hear in your readings from the book of Job? I’d like to know.

O God, I give thanks that your Son is the arbitrator for us – between you and us and that he did die for all our sins, so that we might have full and abundant life; free of fear and freely able to worship thee. Amen.

Next readings Day 38 – Job 25 – Job 41 (I’ll be reading through 42 as this will finish up our readings in Job.)

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