Posts with the tag “job”
by Audrey Rogers on August 20th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 42--Verse 12And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. Many people tend to read Job 42 as a happy ending. But more than a happy ending, Job 42 is a new beginning! Quite likely, Job had more days to live after this mysterious book, than he ever did before. So, the next time you go through a difficult season, just remember that your suffering isn’t...
by Audrey Rogers on August 19th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 38--Verse 4Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.Sometimes it’s easier to trust in our own understanding or the understanding of others than it is to trust God. Here God is stating that He has a higher perspective than we do. He created the earth and He continues to sustain it. Job and his friends were trying to make th...
by Audrey Rogers on August 18th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 36—Verses 11-12If they listen and serve him, they complete their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasantness. But if they do not listen, they perish by the sword and die without knowledge.Elihu is making big claims here. In a way, his logic suggests that those who were martyred for Christ died because they were outside of God’s will. That would be silly to think.Y...
by Audrey Rogers on August 17th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 32--Verses 19-20 (RSV)Behold, my heart is like wine that has no vent; like new wineskins, it is ready to burst. I must speak, that I may find relief; I must open my lips and answer.Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and felt like this? Like you have to say something or you will burst open? Like a volcano about to erupt? Sometimes what we feel we need ...
by Audrey Rogers on August 16th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 28--Verse 28And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’King Solomon was known for his wisdom. When God offered to give him anything he wanted, he chose understanding and a discerning heart over riches and long life. Because of this good choice, God gave him a wise and discerning heart, plus what he didn’...
by Audrey Rogers on August 14th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 25—Verses 5-6Behold, even the moon is not bright, and the stars are not pure in his [God’s] eyes; how much less man, who is a maggot, and the son of man, who is a worm!This was spoken by Bildad. Boy, did he have it wrong. Did he not know? Man was created in the IMAGE of GOD. How could he then call man a maggot? David pondered the greatness of God compared to man when he a...
by Audrey Rogers on August 12th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 23--Verse 12I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.Have you ever been on a fast and dreamily fantasized about what you would have for your next meal? Well, that should remind us of what our soul does every time we fast from the Word of God. We can go days without soul food, or simply feed our minds with spiritual junk food, but there’s a deep...
by Audrey Rogers on August 12th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 19--Verse 21Have mercy on me, have mercy on me, O you my friends, for the hand of God has touched me!Have you ever wanted to help a grieving friend but didn’t know what to say? Sometimes not knowing what to say—or thinking we know the answers--aren’t what our loved ones need. Job’s friends wanted to help, but their “help” ended up being wrong and didn’t comfort Job. Tryin...
by Audrey Rogers on August 11th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 16—Verse 4I also could speak as you do, if you were in my place;I could join words together against you and shake my head at you.It’s easy for any of us to judge someone who is going through a hard time. It’s easy to try and problem-solve to think we know why they are going through those hardships. Sometimes we need to turn off our problem solving and just lend an ear. Jo...
by Audrey Rogers on August 10th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 13--Verse 24 (CSB)Why do you hide your face and consider me your enemy? Have you ever walked through a considerable difficulty and felt that God was far away? Maybe you feel as if God has turned his back on you? That maybe he considers you as his enemy instead of loving you like he’s supposed to? It is difficult in the moment to see beyond our suffering. In this passage, ...
by Audrey Rogers on August 9th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 10--Verse 2I will say to God, Do not condemn me; let me know why you contend against me.Job wants to know why bad things are happening to him, in spite of his lifestyle of righteousness. And he wants it to stop.His friends believe he must have sinned but has forgotten. Thus this judgment has come upon him, and he deserves it.We know that in life bad things happen to “good...
by Audrey Rogers on August 7th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 7—Verse 1“Has not man a hard service on earth, and are not his days like the days of a hired hand?” – JobSometimes, this is how life feels. Like we’re just running in a hamster wheel, working so hard but not getting anywhere. We feel worn down, run over, washed up. We start to think, “What’s the point?” “Why is it so hard?”Well friend, many have gone before and felt the s...
by Audrey Rogers on August 6th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 6--Verse 25 (NKJV)How forceful are right words! But what does you arguing prove?Do you know it’s possible to be in the right and dead wrong at the same time? You can use all the right words and still be off the mark. Here Job acknowledges that what his friends are saying sounds good until you ask, ‘what’s the point?’ I think they had probably lost track.Sometimes we get c...
by Audrey Rogers on August 5th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Job 1--Verse 20Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshipped.What is your response when hardship comes your way?Job could have reacted in a ton of different ways, but he chose to humble himself and worship God—blessing His name. This doesn’t mean Job didn’t mourn, in fact tearing his clothes and shaving his head would have been a c...
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