Saturday, March 21, 2015

Saturday, March 21st: Job 38-40, 1 Corinthians 13 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Job 38-40; 1 Corinthians 13

Today's passages must be some of my favourite in the entire Bible.  The awe inspiring magnificence of God described in such breathtaking poetry truly puts things into perspective - both for Job and for us.  God is so much more than our finite minds can grasp, and His power is beyond comprehension.

Job realizes his smallness in the face of almighty God and falls silent.

And we segue into the love chapter.  How utterly fitting.

God doesn't NEED us.  But He created us anyway - in His image, to glorify Him.
God doesn't NEED us.  But He loves us anyway.

We only know what love looks like, because of His love.

We are only capable of love because He first loved us.

And never are we more like Him, than when we love those around us.

Love - as the Word defines it, not as the world defines it.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Job 41-42; 1 Corinthians 14:1-20


Conrad said...

I don't want to get all mushy on here, but one of my favourite passages in the Bible is definitely the one we read in 1Corinthians, the love chapter.

Before Pamela and I were married (and roller skating was cool??) we would skate together during the couples skate. Quite often one of the songs that would play would be "Love" by Petra.

For any of those who do not know the words, here is a link for you to read the lyrics if you wish to:

We both took a liking to this song, and the words have resinated with me since then.

As you said Tammy, "Love - as the Word defines it, not as the world defines it."

True love, not an easy thing to do, but we have a great example of this through God sending His son to forgive our sins for all we have done!

Pamela said...

Finally, or at the exact perfect time, Job was put in his place by God. How embarrassed Job must have been to be called out by God. It's a good reminder for us too to be humbled at the magnificence of our God.

I immediately thought of the song by Petra too, Conrad. Thank you for being such a great example of what love is as you model it each day as a husband and a father.