Monday, January 1, 2018

Scripture Graphics #72

"Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips." Job 2:9-10
These words show Job's humility. He didn't think he deserved good because of his faithful life to God. He didn't say, "Look, God, I've not cursed You because of what You've allowed--You ought to bless me." He basically said, "God is God, I am fallen humanity." God didn't "owe him" because of his obedience. Job just stayed faithful, not expecting good. What trust!

Whether it is the unbeliever who hardens his heart against conviction and his need of God, or the believer who goes through a season of hardened rebellion, God is still God in control. We can never "stump God." Rather, we will find ourselves as the ones being troubled.

Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one. Job 14:4
Stopping here can be discouraging. Yet Psalm 32:1 says, “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.” 1 John 1:7 promises, “But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” With God, nothing is impossible.

Plead (Hebrew word: riyb) – to toss, grapple, wrangle, i.e. to hold a controversy…
God is all-powerful to do anything He wants to against us. Yet so often, instead of finding fault with every area of our lives and snuffing us out as would a candle, He instead imparts to us His strength!

It's the New Year!!
What changes do you hope to make this year when it comes to Scripture reading and memory?


Ryana Lynn said...

Thank you so much for this Bible study! It's the perfect way to get the day started!

Happy New Year! This year, I hope to finish my study of the old testament and I have a stack of studies I want to read as well;)
This year I really want to memorize Mary's song (It's in Luke 1 ), but I certainly want to memorize more!

Thanks again!

Amanda Tero said...

@ Ryana - you're welcome! I'm so grateful to hear that it blesses you! :) Those are great goals for this year. :) I did some OT study last year. Currently, I'm just reading through it. Fantastic memory goal too! :) I love those verses.

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