Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Why, oh Why?

July 1

Daily Bible Reading: Job 21 – 22

Verse of the Day: Job 21:7 – “Wherefore do the wicked live, Become old, yea, wax mighty in power?

He at first accuses his friends of judging him and will later appeal to God to be his judge and his refuge from his trials. Job makes three basic complaints in his debates with his friends.

He complains that God does not hear him as he cries out (see 19:7). Have you ever cried out to God and feel that He is not listening? He also complains that God is punishing him (see 7:20). When you face the trials and struggles of life, do you sometimes feel that God is punishing you? And, finally he complains that God allows the wicked to prosper (see our verse today). How often does it appear that the righteous suffers trials, and the wicked go on and on to prosperity in life. As we follow this book, we see some answers to these complaints.

Prayer: Righteous Judge, open our eyes to Your ways and trust You in all things. Amen.

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