BEGIN WITH PRAYER
"Lord open my eyes and my heart."
Read slowly so that you take in. And as you do, turn your heart to God, thanking him for the good you discover and praying his will home for you, your family, your church and the world.
Wisdom to chew on
Understanding to grow inWe begin the famous book of Job - a book that may be quite ancient. It famously tackles the question of why some suffer so acutely. But an even higher theme is the limit to human wisdom when it comes to fathoming the realities of life. Job is a righteous man who has everything, yet looses it all as God allows Satan to test him. And it leaves Job wishing he was never born. One cannot but think of the greater righteousness of Christ who in glory had everything yet willingly gave it up, to suffer for our sakes. As you read note what we learn about suffering.
Finish this reading by pausing to ask yourself:
1) What’s the main thing it teaches me about God or his purposes in Christ? Then praise him for this.
2) What’s the main thing it teaches me about his will for me or the world? Then pray that home.
Devotion to offer up
You could read this aloud and perhaps as a springboard to further prayer.