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The Lord knows the way I take!

Scripture reading for May 25: Job 22-24

When we walk by faith, we will go through testing!  Mary and I had set out to adopt two girls from Russia.   We believed that we had a Word from the Lord to proceed with this, even though we were in our early fifty’s at the time.  We needed a home study to send to the government and the court in Russia stating that we were fit parents and capable of handling our new children.  We proceeded with this requirement and had a social worker come to our house for the initial consultation.  We paid her $650 in advance for her report.  A week later , we received a letter and the report stating that we were not fit to be parents because of our biblical views on parenting!  Neither our references nor our three grown children had been contacted.  We began to question where God was and if we had heard Him right.

Job continued to be accused of wickedness when he knew of none. (Job 22:5) He had been walking by faith in God and had lost everything.  He was having trouble finding God and wanted to see Him and talk.  (Job 23:2-4)  Although Job had searched for God, he was confident that God knew the way of faith that he was walking.  He knew that testing would result in something good.  (Job 23:10)  Why?  Job was closely following the Lord’s steps and keeping His ways.  He was speaking his Words and truths.  (Job 23:11-12)

God’s eyes are on our ways.  In our situation, God was  watching us even though we were in the midst of a trial.  We tried another source for home study, payed another fee, and got  a good report.  We were to walk by faith and not by sight!  Our steps were closely following His Word and we were speaking confidence in God even though we weren’t sure what He was doing in that trial.  God knows the way you take, too!  In the end, your faith will come forth as gold!

“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”  My feet have closely followed His steps; I have kept to His way without turning aside.  I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.” Job 23:10-12

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The path of faith!

Scripture reading for May 27th: Job 22-24

When we walk by faith, we will go through testing!  Mary and I had set out to adopt two girls from Russia.   We believed that we had a Word from the Lord to proceed with this, even though we were in our early fifty’s at the time.  We needed a home study to send to the government and the court in Russia stating that we were fit parents and capable of handling our new children.  We proceeded with this requirement and had a social worker come to our house for the initial consultation.  We paid her $650 in advance for her report.  A week later , we received a letter and the report stating that we were not fit to be parents because of our biblical views on parenting!  Neither our references nor our three grown children had been contacted.  Where was God now?

Job continued to be accused of wickedness when he knew of none. (Job 22:5) He had been walking by faith in God and had lost everything.  He was having trouble finding God and wanted to see Him and talk.  (Job 23:2-4)  Although Job had searched for God, he was confident that God knew the way of faith that he was walking.   (Job 23:10) Job was closely following the Lord’s steps and keeping His ways to the best of his understanding.  He was speaking his Words and truths.  (Job 23:11-12)

Thankfully, God was watching us in the midst of our trial.  We found another source for home study, payed another fee, and got  a good report.  We were to walk by faith and not by sight!  Our steps were closely following His Word and we spoke with confidence in God even though we weren’t sure what He was doing in that trial.  God knows the way you take, too!  Is it the way of faith?  If so, you will come forth as gold!

“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”  My feet have closely followed His steps; I have kept to His way without turning aside.  I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.” Job 23:10-12

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The Lord knows the way I take!

Scripture reading for May 26th: Job 22-24

Mary and I had set out to adopt two girls from Russia.   We believed that we had a Word from the Lord to proceed with this, even though we were in our early fifty’s at the time.  We needed a home study to send to the government and the court in Russia stating that we were fit parents and capable of handling our new children.  We proceeded with this requirement and had a social worker come to our house for the initial consultation.  We paid her $650 in advance for her report.  A week later , we received a letter and the report stating that we were not fit to be parents because of our biblical views on parenting!  Neither our references nor our three grown children had been contacted.  We began to wonder if God knew where we were in this process!

Job continued to be accused of wickedness although he was not aware of any known sin in his life. (Job 22:5) He had been walking by faith in God and had lost everything.  He was having trouble finding God and wanted to see Him and talk.  (Job 23:2-4)  Although Job had searched for God, he was confident that God knew the way of faith that he was walking.  He knew that testing would result in something good.  (Job 23:10)  Why?  Job was closely following the Lord’s steps and kept His ways,  speaking his words and truths.  (Job 23:11-12)

God’s eyes are on our ways.  In our situation, God was watching us even though we were in the midst of a trial.  We tried another source for the home study, payed another fee, and got  a good report.  We were to walk by faith and not by sight!  Our steps were closely following His Word and we were speaking confidence in God even though we weren’t sure what He was doing in that trial.  God knows the way you take, too!    If you are walking by faith, you too will come forth as gold!

“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”  My feet have closely followed His steps; I have kept to His way without turning aside.  I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.” Job 23:10-12

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Refining Trials

Scripture reading for May 27th: Job 22-24

Job is going through the trial of his life!  His friend Eliphaz again attacked his integrity and accused him of great wickedness and endless sins.  (Job 22:4-10)  He accused Job of mistreating the widow and orphan.  Those who are helpless are easy to take advantage of.  Throughout history, men have mistreated the weak.  Job was encouraged to submit to God and return to the Lord.  This would bring restoration and forgiveness to him.  (Job 22:21-25)

Job’s dilemma was one of not knowing how to contact God.  He wanted to state his case before God but could not find Him.  (Job 23:8)  He felt God’s heavy hand on him, but still felt the desire to find God’s dwelling and state his case.  He maintained his innocence and knew that God would vindicate him in the end.  “But He knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” (Job 23:10)

During the entire trial, Job had sought to keep what he understood of God’s word and to follow God by faith.  He listened to God and sought to obey.  He did not understand why these trials kept coming but knew that God was behind them.  He had a fear of God because he did understand how great He is.  (Job 23:11-16)

Trials have a way of purifying us.  They strip away our excuses and make us face truth.  When everything is going well, we don’t think about standing before God and giving an account.  When we are faced with death and start to realize that there is a God who knows everything and has the power to punish us, we think more critically.  In Job’s case, everything he owned was stripped away as well as his ability to care for himself.  He faced the very real possibility of death and the grave.  His friends tried to help him, and actually tore away at all possible reasons for Job going into this trial.

Job still held to his innocence and trusted that God alone could help him understand what was behind his trial.  God alone could judge him and Job longed for God to set a time for judgment.  (Job 24:1)  According to God, He has set a day when He will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ.  (Acts 17:31) Those found in Him will be declared innocent!  Our redeemer lives!

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“The Lord knows the way that I take”

Scripture reading for May 27th: Job 22-24

When we walk by faith, we will go through testing!  Mary and I had set out to adopt two girls from Russia.   We believed that we had a Word from the Lord to proceed with this, even though we were in our early fifty’s at the time.  We needed a home study to send to the government and the court in Russia stating that we were fit parents and capable of handling our new children.  We proceeded with this requirement and had a social worker come to our house for the initial consultation.  We paid her $650 in advance for her report.  A week later , we received a letter and the report stating that we were not fit to be parents because of our biblical views on parenting!  Neither our references nor our three grown children had been contacted.  Where was God now?  Why were we accused of wrong for no reason?  What  do we do now?

Job, in the chapters for today, continues to be accused of wickedness when he knew of none. (Job 22:5) He had been walking by faith in God and had lost everything.  He was having trouble finding God and wanted to see Him and talk.  (Job 23:2-4)  Although Job had searched for God, he was confident that God knew the way of faith that he was walking.  He knew that testing would result in something good.  (Job 23:10)  Why?  Job was closely following the Lord’s steps and keeping His ways.  He was speaking his Words and truths.  (Job 23:11-12)

God’s eyes are on our ways.  In our situation, God was  watching us even though we were in the midst of a trial.  We tried another source for home study, payed another fee, and got  a good report.  We were to walk by faith and not by sight!  Our steps were closely following His Word and we were speaking confidence in God even though we weren’t sure what He was doing in that trial.  God knows the way you take, too!  Is it the way of faith?  In the end, you will come forth as gold!

“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”  My feet have closely followed His steps; I have kept to His way without turning aside.  I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.” Job 23:10-12

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