Job 22-24, Galatians 3
I missed 5 days back to back, related to work meetings that went from very early in the morning to late in evening. Job is thought provoking to me. Which side is right? Is Job right? He’s he writing down the struggle that took place with in him after losing so much? Are his friends trying to talk him off the ledge? Or are they saying, yeah right JOB you sinned and this is your fault. Confess to us what you did wrong. It’s interesting to me the relationship they have, and how freely they communicate with one another about Christ, and question each other’s theories. I love pairing it with James, and now Galatians…. so glad I’m caught up. Month 2!!
From my own readings and consulting commentary to check my thoughts on this. Job’s friends are making assumptions based on what has happened to him. They assume he has sinned and God is punishing him while Job is trying to explain to them this isn’t this case, and it’s pleading his case with God in some of the chapters. Job is searching for God in this process and seems to be trying to make sense of what is happening. His friends think they’re helping but are off the mark
Agree with God and be at peace. Love it
Vs3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? This is so hard… We seek to live out following Christ by doing His deeds but it so easily can turn into self righteous acts. God give us wisdom to follow You from a heart of thankfulness because of what You’ve done. Help us to have soft hearts and learn to walk in Your ways.
Galatians 3:28 is my favorite passage. We are ALL one in Jesus. The black, the white, the straight, the gay.
I would watch reading this passage and saying that “gay is okay”. That’s not what he was saying. He was saying that both men and women, who have been adopted into Gods family, now enjoy all the privileges, obligations and inheritance rights of Gods children. One obligation is to repent and turn from sin. Homosexuality is a sin like any other sin. Therefore God will forgive it but only if we truly repent.
Homosexuality is not a sin.
1 Corinthians 9-10 don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or male prostitutes, or PRACTICE HOMOSEXUALITY or are thieves or greedy people or drunkards or are abusive or cheat people— NONE of these will inherit the kingdom of God.
YES! No one is exempt from the love of God through Christ!
You must read the verses in context. To pick out that part of the verse and say that everything is ok is not biblical. Paul was writing to the church of Galatia which was struggling with people trying to add things to salvation, specifically the law. It explains in the verses before vs. 28 that the law was the schoolmaster to bring people to realize they couldn’t keep the law and needed a Saviour. Vs 25 until the end of the chapter continue that thought. That we don’t need the gospel plus anything. Those that are saved are all under Christ.
I am really enjoying following Job’s story. At first all it seemed like he was doing was complaining. He was in such despair that he was even cursing the day of his birth. But little by little his perseverance and faith is shining through…
26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Amen!!! I heard an awesome sermon once about division. There are so many social contracts in our world that divide us and cause dissension and turmoil between humans! The only true division are those who are perishing and those who are being saved. The difference between the two is that one group has heard the message of the cross and the gospel and the other has not (1 Corinthians chapter 1)
Where do you fall?
And lay up his words in your heart. So powerful!
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