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Week 25 Day 3
where is it that we find the living God when we are sad discouraged lonely empty weak mistreated sometimes we feel that he has gone off and left us he is too high and holy he is unapproachable sometimes we think that he has no time for us we are not important he does not listen but the living God is always present
reclaiming renewing the One who takes our breath away and gives it back again in double portions
JOB DEMANDS A HEARING WITH GODGod does what is right; Job must have done something wrong. Job 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9
1Eliphaz said: 3"Surely you have instructed many, and have strengthened weak hands. 4Your words have upheld him who was stumbling. 5Now it comes upon you, and you are weary; it touches you and you are troubled. 7"Remember now, who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright ever cut off? 8Those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same. 6Affliction does not come from the dust, nor does trouble spring from the ground.
17"Happy the man whom God corrects, therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. 18He bruises, but He binds up. He wounds, but His hands make whole." 1Job answered: 4"The arrows of the Almighty are within me; My spirit drinks their poison. The terrors of God are arrayed against me."
1Bildad said: 2"How long will you speak these things? 3Does God subvert judgment? Does the Almighty pervert justice? 5Earnestly seek God and make your supplication, surely He would awake for you, and prosper you."
1Then Job answered: 2"How can a man be righteous before
God? 3 If one wished to contend with Him, he could not answer
Him one time out of a thousand. 4God is wise in heart and mighty
in strength. 5He removes the mountains, and they do not know.
6He shakes the earth out of its place, and its pillars tremble. 7He
commands the sun, and it does not rise; He seals off the stars.
11 If He goes by me, I do not see Him; if He moves past, I do not
perceive Him. 12 If He takes away, who can hinder Him? Who
can say to Him, 'What are You doing?'
14"How then can I answer Him, and choose my words to
reason with Him? 15Though I were righteous, I could not answer Him; I would beg mercy of my Judge. 16 If I called and He answered me, I would not believe He was listening to my voice. 17He crushes me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause. 18He will not allow me to catch my breath, but fills me with bitterness. 19 If it is a matter of strength, indeed He is strong; and if of justice, who will appoint my day in court? 20Though I were righteous, my own mouth would condemn me.
32"For He is not a man, as I am, that I may answer Him,
and that we should go to court together. 33Nor is there any
mediator between us, who may lay his hand on us both. 34Let
Him take His rod away from me. 35Then I would speak and
not fear Him, but it is not so with me." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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