Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Wednesday, January 20th: Job 9-11 ~ Nathan
Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Job 9-11
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Job 12-14
I want to mainly focus on chapter 9, where Job starts out basically asking who can compete with God and win?
4. "His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed?"
Job goes on in the following verses to give examples of God's greatness. He then hints a few times how he feels innocent (verses 15, 20, 21) but right away follows that up with a "but who am I to question God" attitude.
14 & 15 “How then can I dispute with him? How can I find words to argue with him? Though I were innocent, I could not answer him; I could only plead with my Judge for mercy."
I found from reading this chapter that Job shows a little confusion over why he's being put through this agony, but does not want to question God. Job realizes that he is just a man, and God is all powerful and in charge. God is deserving of great respect and way above Job.
32. "He is not a mere mortal like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court."
Do I treat God with the respect He deserves? Do I honor Him with the honor He deserves? I have no problem taking my hat off for O Canada before a hockey game, do I show that same kind of respect plus more for God?
Do I show Him His due respect by taking the time to pray and study His word properly? Or just rush through and get on with my busy day. This is a challenge for me, and I've found that spending time with God as soon as I'm up and before heading to work, works best for me.
The point is, I want to do better at honouring God by truly focusing on Him while studying His word and throughout the day as things come up, and not leaving Him only for my leftover time periods.