Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Tuesday, March 17th: Job 30-31, 1 Corinthians 10:19-33 ~ Nathan
Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Job 30-31, 1 Corinthians 10:19-33
In these chapters Job lists off all the good he has done in his life, in the hopes that God is listening and will explain to Job why He has done this to him. I can tell after reading these chapters that Job lived a more Godly life than I live, and yet he still has to go through this dark valley. This blows away the theory by some that talk about how good things happen to good people. Just because we do things right doesn't mean that everything will work out perfect for us here on earth. Our focus should be on what's coming after our days on earth.
One part of chapter 30 that stuck out to me, was how bad things got for Job in verses 10-14. Here he talkes about the sons of his most useless workers who are now making fun of him and showing disrespect to him. They even come to spit in his face (verse 10). This must have been one of the most humbling times for Job, and would have felt like things couldn't get any worse. Not only the personal humiliation, but the relationships between boss and worker that once were good and now not.
The verse in 1 Corinthians 10 that stood out to me was the last one, where it says,
"... I try to please everyone in every way. I am not trying to do what is good for me. I am trying to do what is good for the most people so that they can be saved."
That to me is the bottom line, doing things in life so that people can be saved. This can be many things, but it needs to be our goal.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Job 32-33, 1 Corinthians 11:1-16