Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday, June 28th: Job 11-13, Acts 9: 1-21 ~ Nathan

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is: Job 11-13; Acts 9:1-21

Job 12:4
“I have become a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God and he answered — a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!

Job's "friends" looked down on him, they laughed at him and all the grief he was going through, but Job stayed the course and lived for God. Do we worry about how we are perceived by others? Do we let it effect how we live and the choices we make? Job stayed the course and trusted in God, he was most concerned this relationship, instead of his relationships with his "friends".

Acts 9:15-16
But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. [16] I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”

Ananias was hesitant to get involved with Saul at first, he knew all the horrible things Saul had done to those who belonged to the Way (Christians). Ananias listened to the Lord though, and did as he was told.

What a huge moment for Christianity! Saul (Paul) would go on to lead many to Christ. Ananias played a small but crucial role, with God's help. Can we play a small role in helping someone come to know Christ?

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Job 14-16; Acts 9:22-43

1 comment:

Tammy Reimer said...

Job 12:12 Wisdom is found with the elderly,
and understanding comes with long life.

Our society does not value the elderly nearly enough! Life experience teaches us a lot, and we would be wise to listen to those who have gone before us.

I loved the courage displayed by Ananias!