Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Tuesday, March 10th: Job 11-13 1 Corinthians 5 ~ Nathan
Zophar tells Job in chapter 11 verses 13-19 that if he starts living more righteously then things will start going better for Job, he will feel secure and have hope again (verse 18) .
Job replies in both chapter 12:3 and 13:2, that he is not inferior to Zophar. He makes it clear that the Lord is testing him (12:9-10) and shows in 13:15 that he understands the big picture when he says that even though the Lord harms him, he will hope in Him still, but will also argue with the Lord about this testing. I love this honesty and wisdom shown by Job.
Job, later in chapter 13, almost goes on the offensive against God by challenging God to show him the wrong he's done, in order to deserve the pain he's suffered. Job doesn't know what God has in store for him, and how God has allowed this test to happen. This is a lesson for me, not to question the position I'm in now, but have faith in God to have things play out according to His plans.
Another verse that caught my attention was chapter 12 verse 5, where is says "in the thought of one who is at ease there is contempt for the misfortune, it is ready for those whose feet slip". I pray that I have more compassion for those who've had misfortune in their lives, and at the same time I thank God for everything He's given me.
In the New Testament reading in 1 Corinthians, we read how serious we should view sexual immorality in the Church. It is a good reminder to Christians now a days, as we're being looked down on by the outside world for our stance on these things. The world has turned so far from God in this aspect, that it doesn't even view our definition of sexual sin, as sin anymore. We must be careful in this, and uphold what God has planned for us for how He wants us to view sexual behaviour.