Tag: Job 23:10-12

Thankful for testing!

Scripture reading for May 22nd:  Job 21-15

Key Scriptures:  Job 23:10-12  “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.”  

In spite of many accusations from his friends and even his own wife, Job maintained his stand of faith in God.  He followed God step by step and stuck close to God’s Word and commandments.  Job fed his soul on God’s word even when he did not feel well enough to eat bread! He was confident that the trial would pass and he would persevere victorious!

Thankful for tested faith:  “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  . . Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.”   (James 1:2-3, 12)

 

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Endurance and encouragement through Scripture!

Scripture reading for July 4th:  Romans 15

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Romans 15:1-4  “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not please ourselves.  Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.   For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written:  “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”  For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”   

God has given His people His sacred Word.  The Word of God was also embodied in Jesus Christ as He came into our world as a man and lived in obedience to every Word God had commanded, fulfilling Scriptures.  Because of this and Christ’s example, we no longer live for ourselves but for God.  We love our neighbors and seek to build them up by bearing with them in matters of conscience not covered specifically in Scripture.  We know from Scriptures that Jesus is coming again to receive His people and reward them for their faithful service and faith in His sacrifice.

Observations for over-comers:  We must stay close to Christ through living in the Holy Spirit and our prayer life.  We overcome by faith and obedience to the Word of God!  “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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