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

“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. He seeks righteousness, and God Himself testified in the first chapter that Job was a man who turned away from evil.

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

From a spiritual perspective, Job is suffering persecution (originating from the evil one).

Jesus Himself tells us in John 15 that we will experience persecution because the world hates God.

This is important for us to work through as we struggle with our own experiences and situations.

And we have the wonderful truth of Immanuel – That while the world is against God and His people (us), we have God with us! He is on our side!

As we read in Psalm 23,

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

We have a Good Shepherd who tends and cares for His flock!

* Gracious Lord God,

Thank You for being with us, for coming to earth and living amongst us, for all that You have done in saving us, sanctifying us, preparing a place for us.

Please fix within us a clear and present hope Lord God in You.

As we wrestle with our situations, please write Your word on our hearts each day, for each day we face trouble and turmoil.

Lord please help us, for we cannot help ourselves!

Amen.

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