Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday, July 10th: Job 41-42; Acts 16:22-40 ~ Kezia

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Job 41-42; Acts 16:22-40

"About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prisoner doors fell open, and everybody's chains came loose." Acts 16:25

I love this story because God saved Paul and Silas only once they began praying and singing. Paul and Silas could've spent their time weeping and bummed out, unsure of what God's plan was for them. Instead they worshiped God.

In difficult times do I worship God or blame God? Do I ever underestimate the power of worship?

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Psalms 1:3; Acts 17:1-15


Nathan Reimer said...

Pail ams Silas could have rushed out of the jail after it was opened, but stuck around to help the guard and his family come to know Christ. What an amazing example!

Tammy Reimer said...

They worshipped, and then were selfless by ministering instead of escaping. Amazing example for us to follow.

I love how Job ends. Though the pain of his losses doesn't go away, he understands God more fully. Hopefully when hard times come our way we will draw closer to Him instead of rebelling against Him.