January 4, Reading 2 – Job 6, 7


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SAA Notes

In verse 9, Job told his friends that he had prayed that the LORD would kill him, cut him off. The cruelty and unfairness of all that has happened overwhelmed him. His words are all black. God never condemned Job for how he felt. We must live by faith in our present broken world. Job did not deny the Holy One (6:10).

SJA Notes

Chapter 6 v4 says, “For the arrows of the Almighty are in me; my spirit drinks their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me.”

Job loves God, seeks righteousness and as we read in chapter 1, God Himself testified that Job was a blameless and upright man, who turned away from evil (ch1 v8).

But we see here the depths of his anguish and turmoil at his experience and situation in life.

Jesus Himself tells us in John 15 (v18-25) that we will experience persecution because the world hates God.

We know that Satan is God’s enemy, that he is the father of lies (John 8 v44).

These two truths, of persecution and of satan, are important for us to work through as we struggle with our own experiences and situations.

There is a third wonderful truth (and many more for sure) that is succour and life for us in our struggle.

While the world is against God and His people and we will suffer due to this – We have God on our side!

Psalm 23 is a beautiful psalm of the sure and faithful hope we have in our God.

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

Praise God that He is the Good Shepherd, who tends and cares for His flock!

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