Monday, June 17, 2024

Daily Scripture & Questions
Job 14-16 In 14:14, Job anticipates that resurrection would be needed to really answer the problem of undeserved suffering.  Then in 14:17, he pictures having his sin covered and taken away. Since the resurrection of Jesus, we are confident that there is a resurrection coming.  How should that impact the way we look at life's current suffering?

Family Devotions—Scripture & Questions
Job 14:14-17.  Suffering Job realizes that the good news that we will be raised from the dead can change how we look at the bad news of suffering now.  What promised good reward has helped you make it through some hard times?

Biblical Prayer Focus
Ephesians 1:15-19
 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints,  I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,  that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might  . . .

Pray for the spirit of wisdom and of revelation so that you can have eyes to see.  Ask that you would deeply know the hope of God's calling, the rich inheritance Jesus has provided for you, and an awe-filled sense of the resurrection power that is "toward us who believe."
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