Today’s reading Job 14-16 & Matthew 10:1-20
So in accrodance to our reading for today, below are some quick trivia questions to spark your understanding of the passage. Enjoy, and good luck!!!
How does Job compare himself with a tree? (14:7-12)
What request does Job make of God again? (14:13)
What does Eliphaz think of Job’s attempts to justify himself? (15:2-3)
What does Eliphaz ask of Job wile rebuking him? (15:9)
What is meant by the term “drinks iniquity like water”? (15:16)
How does Eliphaz describe his belief of why people suffer? (15:17-35)
As Job responds to Eliphaz, how does he describe his three friends? (16:2)
What does Job say he would do if they were in his place? (16:4-5)
How does Job feel God has treated him? (16:7-14)
What does Job cry out for? (16:21)
Today’s reflection looks at Job and his perspective of what has just transpired in his life. We observe Job as he endures the criticism and judgment cast by his friends. I must say, as I read the passages for today, I was challenged to remember times when I’ve questioned if I was in God’s will. Life’s trials left me feeling like God changed his mind about me and opted to bail out on me. I can remember when I called a fellow Christian, and was told that my situation was the result of some type of sinful act-that I was reaping what I’d sown. You know, If we take a moment and remember, God asked Satan “have you considered Job”? God called Job righteous. He was a worshiper – the bible tells us that he worshiped and gave burnt offerings, for himself and his children. Yet we find him in a bad predicament. Causing me to ask the following questions: Will you help by sharing your opinion?
1. Why is it difficult to accept that some trials are sent by God?
2. Does questioning God in the midst of my trials make me less of a Christian?