LIFe with God: October 12, 2018

Posted on October 12, 2018

Scripture

Job 9

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

LASB: Bildad said nothing new to Job. Job knew that the wicked ultimately perish, but his situation confused him. Why, then, was he perishing? Job didn’t think his life warranted such suffering, so he wanted his case presented before God (32-35). He recognized, however, that arguing with God would be futile and unproductive (4). Job didn’t claim to be perfect (7:20-21; 9:20), but he did claim to be good and faithful (6:29-30). While Job showed impatience toward God, he did not reject or curse God.

Application

While God understands my confusion and weakness, am I careful not to cross the line into cursing and rejecting Him when life is difficult?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Lord God, Strengthen me to trust You and not curse in the day of suffering. Give me a heart of compassion to empathize with others who suffer. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Pray to BLESS!
One good way to pray for people is to use the acronym BLESS to pray for God’s blessing on every area of their lives:

  • B – BODY (physical health)
  • L – Labor (their job or school)
  • E – Emotions (emotional health as well as guarding against letting emotions rule)
  • S – Social (relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, church, etc)
  • S – Spiritual (remaining true to God and growing in Him)

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Michael & Jenn Morgan (Eleanor)
  • Moy & Janeth Ortiz (Anabelle)
  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Jared & Amanda Patchin (Alex, Luc)
  • Travis & Consuela Sauer (Mikayla, Christian, Donte, Cheyenne, Sera, Ella, Thomas)

Ministry:

  • Boise Rescue Mission

CLF:

  • That we will be people who are devoted to giving to the Lord’s work and to anyone who has a need.

Community: Pray for the poor & imprisoned

  • Salvation
  • That they will trust in God’s provision
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • That they will have hope
  • For godly mentors in the prison/jail system

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #40: What should we pray?

Children’s Answer: The whole Word of God directs us in what we should pray.

Adult’s Answer: The whole Word of God directs and inspires us in what we should pray, including the prayer Jesus himself taught us.

Memory Verse

Ephesians 3:14–21 (HCSB)

For this reason I kneel before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit, and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us– to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

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