1/11/2018 Job Chapters 29-31

In these three chapters I see three major themes.  In Job 29 he longs for the “good ol’ days.”   In Job 30 he states the condition he is in now.  In Job 31 he reflects on examples of the righteous life he has lead.

My application — we cannot expect to live in the past no matter how good or how bad those days may have been; we sometimes must accept the conditions that surround us without losing faith; and we must continuously examine ourselves (re: 2 Corinthians 13:5  5 — Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Can’t you see for yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you — unless you actually fail the test? )

 

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  • Artie Shaffer

    ““I cry out to you, God, but you do not answer; I stand up, but you merely look at me.”
    ‭‭Job‬ ‭30:20‬ ‭NIV‬‬
    Job took God’s silence to his prayers to mean that God did not care, but that was not true! When this book comes to a close will see that God did care. God does answer the prayers of those who are faithful and if we see nothing changing then the answer is “No” or “Not Now.” We must never forget that we are part of much bigger story and our suffering plays a role in our story and in the story of many others.

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