Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Daily Scripture & Questions
Job 17-20 Bildad (chapter 18) and Zophar (chapter 20) say Job must be wicked to suffer so, for God punishes the wicked and the wicked are the ones who suffer.  In the midst of his pain, Job affirms his belief in a Redeemer who will bring things to a victorious conclusion that will allow Job to see God (19:25-26).  Are the Bible's prophecies about God's final victory "interesting" to you or are they "vital" teachings that you cling to for hope?  For whom are these teachings the lifeblood of their hope?

Family Devotions—Scripture & Questions
Job 19:25-26. Have you ever had to wait a long time, and began to think that you were forgotten?  Did you remind yourself that your loved ones would certainly come to get you?  Jesus is alive and well, and He will come back for you!  He has not forgotten.

Biblical Prayer Focus
Psalm 52:8-9  But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God.  I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.  I will thank you forever, because you have done it.  I will wait for your name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly.

As you have been seeking the Lord in prayer, you have asked for many specific things. Give Him praise today for the many blessings He has given you in response to your prayers -- "because He has done it."  Seek Him for strength to wait on Him rather than running ahead to find solutions merely in your own strength.
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