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“May you and I respect, revere and standing in awe of God.” <>< Dona 07/15/20

Please read Job 28 through 31.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> Biblegateway.com. 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 28:28 God said to man “The fear of the Lord – that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.”

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, the starting point for finding real wisdom is to fear You (see Proverbs 1:7-9).

Something to think about

“The fear of the Lord” means to have respect and reverence for God. And to be in awe of His majesty and His power. 

Something to experience

If we want to acquire God’s wisdom we need to begin by respecting, reverencing, and standing in awe of His majesty and His power.

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In Job 29:7-17 Job spoke of his past accomplishments and good deeds.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Job came mighty close to being prideful.

Something to think about

Pride can separate us from God by making us believe we are better than we really are. When we believe we are better than we truly are, we might have a tendency to trust our own opinions and be led into other kinds of sin.

Something to experience

Rather than recount what we’ve done, the best and right thing would be to recount what God has done. Recognize all the blessings He has bestowed on us.

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In Job 30 Job recounted the abuse he felt at the hands of those younger than him.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, no one even respected the fact Job was suffering bravely after having lost his children, his servants, his livestock and his health.

Something to think about

Young people sometimes make fun of and take advantage of older people. 

Something to experience

If you are young realize that if you live a long time you too will become old.

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In Job 31:24-28 Job explained that trusting in wealth for happiness was idolatry and actually denied God.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, some of society value the power and the prestige that money brings. 

Something to think about

Some of society has an obsession with money and possessions. 

Something to experience

As true believers we need to purge ourselves of the desire for more power, more prestige and more possessions.

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Prayer

Lord, I pray we will respect and revere You (Psalm 103:13 AMP).  I pray we will stand in awe of Your majesty and Your power (II Peter 1:16 AMP).   Lord, I pray we will remember all You have done (Psalm 9:1 AMP).  Thank You Lord for all the blessings You have bestowed on us (Psalm 116:12 AMP). Lord, I pray we will honor the aged among us (Proverbs 20:29 AMP). Lord, I pray we will not seek power, prestige or possessions but will receive humbly whatever You wish us to have (Proverbs 11:2 AMP).

“May you and I humbly receive all God gives us.” <>< Dona