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Bible Reading Plan | February 5, 2023


 

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE


Most people are familiar with the phrase, “The Patience of Job.” It’s a reference to Job, a Bible character who experienced overwhelming trials, yet remained faithful to the Lord. A wealthy man with a large family, Job seemed to have it all – heath, riches, peace, and prosperity. But all that was swept away in an instant, leaving Job destitute, sick, crushed. Still, in all this Job did not lose his faith in God. As you read about this in Job 1 our scripture passage for today, make sure to thank God and appreciate all you have. And determine in your heart to remain faithful to the Lord, even if it all is taken away.

 

(Job 1) 13 One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, 14 a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby, 15 and the Sabeans attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”


16 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The fire of God fell from the heavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” 17 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”


18 While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, 19 when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”


20 At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship 21 and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” 22 In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.

 


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