Job’s suffering had isolated him from God and his community. Now we a renewed sense of wonder for all that God has done, Job is also reconnected with his friends, and the road to recovery is possible.
Join us for worship with Holy Communion this week!
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
Job is Restored August 6-7, 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 42:7-17, Job Is Restored
Monday, Job 36-37, Elihu Exalts God’s Goodness
Tuesday, Job 38, The Lord Answers Job
Wednesday, Job 39, The Lord Answers Job
Thursday, Job 40, Job’s Response and God’s Challenge
Friday, Job 41, God’s Challenge
Saturday, Job 42, Job is Restored
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Job 42:10
- How does God challenge Job? What is Job’s response?
- What does Job’s restoration say about God? How do you explain suffering that does not end in the same way Job’s suffering ended?
- Tell a story of a time you were restored from suffering. Tell of a time you or someone you loved were not restored. Consider a time when someone you loved or trusted steered you wrong. Write the situation on a piece of paper. Say a prayer on behalf of the person. Burn the paper (safely) and let the situation go. Resist the temptation to demand an apology. Burn your resentment with the paper. Let it go.
PRAY: Lord, you are ultimately merciful and always provide a way for reconciliation. Continue to restore us, and bring us into closer relationship with you, our Creator. Amen.
BLESS: May God restore you to wholeness and health. Amen.