Bible study Daily, explanation and encouragement - Job
This passage tells us that we will laugh at destruction and famine, and this is what God would do in a similar situation. We see God laughing at his enemies in Psalm 2:4: "From his throne in heaven the Lord laughs and makes fun of them." If God can laugh at His enemies, we can laugh at ours from time to time. When situations work against you, do not get angry and sensitive - just stay grounded in God while having a good laugh! You are not laughing at the problem; you are laughing at the fact that it cannot do you any permanent harm because God is on your side. Your eternal life is with God and not of this earth (Hebreus 13:14).
There is a serious moral question involved in the controversy over abortion, which has formed around everyone: when does the life of a human being really begin? Scientists have already proven that the heart of the fetus begins to palpitate from the 24th day of fertilization. This means that, usually, before the mother discovers that she is pregnant, there is already a heart beating inside her womb. But above the opinion of any scientist or physician regarding abortion is the opinion of God:
- God considers human life unique and valuable, as it reflects His own image;
- Based on this truth, God established that human life should be preserved and protected;
- Life begins in the fallopian tube or womb, where God personally and supernaturally oversees the development and maturation of the fetus before birth.
- In summary, since it is God's will that every child be protected after birth, He certainly also desires that protection before birth.
Although many segments of society try to mold immutable concepts to their selfish demands; of many not bothering to ignore the indisputable ethics and morals and, what is more serious, ignoring the precepts of God - who considers each life unique and precious - it is necessary for Christians to be a dissonant voice proclaiming, whenever necessary, the thought of the Lord, the Author of life, who abhors abortion.
See also: Genesis 25:21; Exodus 21:22-25; Psalms 22:9-10.
Trials make you wonder if God really cares about you?
Even in the midst of suffering, Job knew he needed to remember that it was God who gave him life and preserved his spirit.
Ask God to show you the ways He is watching over you even in the midst of difficulty, so that you can be strengthened and encouraged.
Are you struggling and feeling abandoned by everyone who cares about you?
Job was certainly feeling that way. Like him, understand that your redeemer lives and that he will never fail you or forsake you. Ask God to surround you with his presence and to give you his peace.
Have your problems ever seemed so big that you doubted God's power to act on your behalf? In the midst of trials, Job recalled the greatness of God and recognized that he saw only "the edge of His works." Take heart to know that the same God who is powerful enough to "hang the earth upon nothing" (see Job 26:7) has promised to act on his behalf!
In Job 32:17-20, Elihu struggles with wanting to speak, feeling constrained, and then finally saying, "I have to speak; that will relieve me." Sometimes we all feel like we are going to explode if we do not say something. There are times when we need to practice self-control and remain silent so as not to say things we later regret. In others cases, we need to speak, and when we do, we must use wisdom and grace.
Although Job's friend Elihu was critical and judgmental of his friend, he gave good advice by telling Job to 'stop.' In God's economy, to stand still, is to act. It is spiritual action. We usually act in the natural sphere and do nothing in the spiritual sphere, but when we wait on God and remain in His presence, we are acting spiritually. You need God to act in some circumstance, take spiritual action saying, "Lord, I am going to wait on You until You do something about this situation."
The price of your future is the present
The secret of being in the future is to confess the present, is to facilitate the way so that the future is not blocked, it is to behave in the present as if you already living in the future.
When David was anointed king, from that day on, he behaved like a king; however it took 17 years before he to receive the crown over complete Israel.
What will make you enter the future, is your behavior in the present as a man/woman of the future.
When you see the future, even if it has not manifested itself, behave, be a facilitator for that future to manifest itself! Do not close the doors!
Go ahead renewing your mind with the TRUTH OF THE WORD!
God is with you! Get your bright future in the present!
Behave worthy as a future king in the 1000-year Kingdom!
You were wrongly accused and it hurt you deeply? Like Job, pray for those who hurt you and forgive them. When we forgive, God brings restoration.