Job 17-19, Galatians 1
I feel like I sort of connect with Job. When lots of things are going wrong for me I think “Why? Why is God doing this to me, and no one else?” I also feel sympathy for Job, because he basically lost everything!! I haven’t lost anything, so to see what he is going through it really puts my silly, little problems into perspective. Anyone else feel this way?
Yes- all the time! It is humbling.
Absolutely… and it is very humbling to realize how small my problems that I am often so whiny and utterly downcast about truly are- when Job truly lost everything and remained steadfast. I seem to pick up new details each time I read his story.
Paul is a great example of a heart changed by the Lord and how God uses everyone in his plan. It is beautiful how Paul shares his story with people of Syria and Cilicia, and they praised God because of him and his story.
I know my Redeemer lives is such a beautiful proclamation.
10Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
I have been enjoying finding connections between the Old Testament and New Testament reading. Today the opening of Galatians about trusting no other Gospel stood out to me. Just as Job had to sift through what others told him to find the truth, the same is true. Our foundation is not the words or opinions of others, but the Word of God. His Truth is our Hope!
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