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“May you and I receive from God mercy and grace to help us in times of need. <>< Dona (07/14/20)

Please read Job 25  through 27.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> The Biblegateway website should open for you to use. Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.

In Job 25 Bildad accused Job of pride.  Job didn’t claim to be without sin, but only that his sin could not have been the cause of his present problems.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, why did Bildad refer to man as a worm (see verse 6), when Genesis 1:26-27 says we are created in Your image?

Something to think about

My Bible notes say Bildad may have simply been using a poetic description (worm) to contrast our worth to the worth and power of God.

Something to experience

But regardless, you and I can approach God boldly in faith (Hebrews 4:16).

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In Job 26 Job told his friends they couldn’t know everything about God because wisdom isn’t from the human mind.  True wisdom comes from God. 

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Job defended his upright and honest life.

Something to think about

Job had sought to follow God’s life instructions.  Job maintained that his motives were right but admitted that he wasn’t perfect.

Something to experience

It is more important that we love and understand others rather than analyze and give advice to them.  Showing compassion will move our relationships along on the right path. 

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In Job 27 Job was able to declare in verse 6 “I will maintain my righteousness and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.”

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Job was able to say that his conscience was clear.

Something to think about

Only God’s forgiveness and the determination to live rightly before God can bring a clear conscience.

Something to experience

Like Job, though we can’t claim sinless lives, we can claim forgiven lives.  When we confess our sins to God, He forgives us.  Then we too can live with a clear conscience (I John 1:9).

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Prayer

Lord, I pray we will approach Your throne of grace with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in times of need (Hebrews 4:16 AMP).  Lord, I pray we will have love and unselfish concern for one another (John 13:35 AMP).  Lord, I pray we will freely admit when we have sinned and confess our sins. For You are faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness (I John 1:9 AMP).  In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

“May you and I be cleansed by God continually from all unrighteousness.” <>< Dona