After Job has cried out in pain, lament, and anger, God speaks and shows Job a different perspective.
All Worship gatherings this weekend will be in the (air conditioned) fellowship hall.
Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:00 a.m. – Special meeting of the congregation
10:00 a.m. – Contemporary worship
Devotions for this week:
The Lord Responds to Job July 24, 2016
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding:
Sunday, Job 31:35-37, 38:1-11, The Lord Responds to Job
Monday, Job 21, Job Replies
Tuesday, Job 22, Eliphaz Speaks
Wednesday, Job 23-24, Job Replies
Thursday, Job 25, Bildad Speaks
Friday, Job 26-27, Job Replies
Saturday, Job 28, Where Wisdom Is Found
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?” Job 38:4-5
At last, God answers Job’s challenge and replies. It might not be the response Job was looking for. It’s time to bring some perspective to the whole situation; of what significance are humans in the vast space of the cosmos?
- Does God answer prayer? Why or why not?
- Tell a story of a time you prayed and God did not respond the way you hoped God would.
- Listen for God this week. Keep a small notebook, journal, or sketchpad with you. Write or draw each time you find evidence of God’s presence or God’s answer to prayers.
PRAY: Almighty God, you stretched the heavens and harnessed the seas. Regard us, your creatures, with mercy and incline your ear to our feeble cries, for the sake of Jesus who loves us. Amen.
BLESS: May God show you the many ways God responds to your prayers. Amen.