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AWAKE BIBLE IN A YEAR JANUARY 27

Read Job 22-24 Eliphaz states there must be something Job has done to affront God. He must have mishandled his position of power, and his sin must be great. You have not given water to the weary to drink, And you have withheld bread from the hungry. Job 22:7 We may be tempted like Eliphaz to surmise a cause and effect, but in the face of injustice and suffering, there is no cause for the effect. Job 23 begins with a heavy expression of grief. As we read it we see for Job this is not a lack of trust…

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Read Job 18-21 Job has this kind of confidence! Do we? READ Job’s confidence statement! ‘As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.’ Job 19:25 GOD IS HERE TO GUIDE each of us into redemption. Your God wants to give to you liberally. He is better than we know. For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. Psalm 48:14 Sometimes in the middle of the trial you need a CONFIDENCE STATEMENT! What is yours?

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Read Job 14-17 Earlier this week I had a ‘jump out of bed’ from a dead sleep phone call. The kind you don’t know if peace will return. Your heart is pounding and your nerves are all put on HIGH ALERT. Instantly I thought of the young twenty-something who most likely would be NOT able to sleep. She is younger it was her boyfriend in trouble. She doesn’t have the same bandwidth I do for chaos. So I texted her some support. ‘When it is dark we see the stars, there is some light, and hope, for good to come…

AWAKE BIBLE IN A YEAR JANUARY 24

Read Job 10-13 The book of Job is a great balance to the book of Proverbs. God’s ways are at times hidden from plain sight. He is working and we can’t see. The rebuke offered by Job’s friend further proves Isaiah 55: 8-9. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,    neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth,    so are my ways higher than your ways    and my thoughts than your thoughts. Job says it himself. Not all calamity is a result of character. Not all counsel is correct. Not all judgements reveal wisdom. “Now ask the animals,…

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Read Job 6-9 It wasn’t until the 1800’s in Scotland (exactly in 1833) a Gaelic Bible found its way to Lochs Lewis and it brought about such a revival- darkness was overturned and the stronghold of ignorance and superstition, overcome!How much comfort we find, how much strength is provided! And God’s word is here for us to read any moment of the day at our fingertips!How grateful I am! How many people have been comforted by the words of Job?

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Read Job 1-5 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”Hebrews 12:28-29 Job is an ancient testimony of a son of God who will not be shaken from the place of worship. He has questions. He has deep suffering and grief…BUT he holds fast to his profession in the character and worthy nature of God to be worshipped.Wow wow wow 🥹

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Rest Day. Sabbath rest reminds us to be, be still, and to deeply rest from work and striving. Taking the time to be with God. “There is a realm of time where the goal is not to have but to be, not to own but to give, not to control but to share, not to subdue but to be in accord. Life goes wrong when the control of space, the acquisition of things of space, becomes our sole concern.”― Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath

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READ GENESIS 47-50 God spoke to Abraham about his descendants, ‘Then the LORD said to him, “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there.’ Gen. 15:13 God had revealed some of the future to Abraham. Did Abraham mention this to Isaac, or Isaac to Jacob? Then they said to Pharaoh, “We have come to live in the land for a time, because there is no pasture for the flocks of your servants, since the famine in the land of Canaan…

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READ GENESIS 44-46 Jacob risks Benjamin’s life and sends him with Judah and the brothers. Before the Proverb is even written, ‘A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.’ (Proverbs 18:16), he sends pistachios, honey, almonds and more to aid the success of the endeavor. Gifts given with hope for a return of all of his sons and the grain needed to survive. Joseph tests the character of his brothers. Judah will wax poetic in his plea for Benjamin’s life. Sir Walter Scott Scottish Historical Novel author and poet called Judah’s speech, “the…

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READ GENESIS 41-43 Can you see the bigger story God is working in Jospeh? God is not held back or detoured by the failures of Jacob’s sons. He uses all things to work a salvation from starvation for the sons of Jacob. Joseph has a consistent gift to interpret dreams. Yet even with his track record Joseph is diligent and humble when Pharaoh asks for his interpretation. “I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.” Gen. 41:16 Joseph also teaches us we can be fruitful even in suffering. Gen. 41:52 ‘The…