Hope in the Storms

The saying rings true for all of us.  You are either in the middle of a storm in your life, you are coming out of a storm in your life, or you are about to enter into a storm in your life.  With so much turmoil swirling around us, where do we find hope and peace?  I believe King David gives us several examples of hope in the storms. Continue reading

Chronological Bible Reading – January 10 – My Redeemer Lives!

Today’s Reading: Job 19-21

The pattern we have seen in Job continues in these chapters. Job’s “friends” continue to place the blame for his calamity squarely upon Job’s shoulders.  In response, Job continues to lament his life.  Job 19 contains a powerful declaration from Job.  In the midst of the pain and suffering, questions and persecution from friends, Job declares,

As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,
And at the last He will take his stand on the earth.
Even after my skin is destroyed,
Yet from my flesh I shall see God;
Whom I myself shall behold,
And whom my eyes will see and not another.
My heart faints within me!

Job 19:25-27(NASB)

What an amazing statement in the midst of acknowledging his pain and confusion, Job declares his faith that his Redeemer lives.  It is the same for us. No matter how hard this life becomes circumstantially, we must remember we have a Savior who is alive and well. Jesus is our HOPE!

Rest in Jesus,

Andy

Chronological Bible Reading – January 5 – Job’s Unwavering Commitment

Today’s Reading: Job 1-3

There is debate about where the story of Job falls in the chronology of Scripture.  However, the plan that I use places Job early in Genesis. Therefore, today begins several days in the book of Job.

Today’s reading is painful. Job 1:1 tells of the man named Job, describing him as blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil. Based on the continued description of Job, he is an extremely wealthy man.

Job 1 tells us that Satan appeared before God after roaming around on the earth.  God points out Job’s faithfulness and Satan declares the only reason Job is faithful is because of the rich blessing and circumstances in his life.  Satan challenges God and predicts the moment these things are removed, Job’s faithfulness will leave with them. Continue reading