Job 1-2, John 21
3The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause.”
10But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
~Job is a model to me of responding to disappointment and disaster
13Then they sat down on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights with no one speaking a word to him, for they saw that his pain was very great.
~the ministry of presence
25And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written. ❤️
I truly pray that in times of trouble I can be as steadfast as Job! ❤️
I am excited to be starting the chapter of Job. Much needed.
I’m excited to start Job, too! I think we can all learn a lot from him.
I remember hearing this in a sermon”There is also an interesting contrast when you look at the Greek words for “love” used in John 21:15–17. When Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love me?” in John 21:15–16, He used the Greek word agape, which refers to unconditional love. Both times, Peter responded with “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you,” using the Greek word phileo, which refers more to a brotherly/friendship type of love. It seems that Jesus is trying to get Peter to understand that he must love Jesus unconditionally in order to be the leader God is calling him to be. The third time Jesus asks, “Do you love me?” in John 21:17, He uses the word phileo, and Peter again responds with “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you,” again using phileo. The point in the different Greek words for “love” seems to be that Jesus was stretching Peter to move him from phileo love to agape love”
25 “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.”
I love this reminder that we really only know a small handful of the amazing things Jesus did on earth. Think about how many books there would be today if each miracle he did was written down!
I was encouraged by Job’s friends. They saw his suffering cried for him and then simply sat with him in silence. Because that’s sometimes all you can do.
Job never sinned against God even during his suffering -ellie
Blessed be the name of the Lord in all circumstances
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