Daily Reading

Friday, June 21, 2024
June 21st, 2024
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJob 29-31 Job makes his summary defense and final appeal (31).  Use his affirmations to check your personal situation since God sees all our ways (31:4)—look specifically at 31:1, 7, 13, 16, 24, 29, 33).Family Devotions—Scripture & QuestionsRead Job 31:24-25. Have you ever trusted in the things you have, like money, rather than God?  Why do you think US coins say on them...
Thursday, June 20, 2024
June 20th, 2024
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJob 24-28 In 27:5-6, Job says that he holds fast to his claim to be a person of integrity.  Read Job 2:9-10 to see Job's wife's earlier counsel.  What would it take for you to have such confidence that you are right with God and that any suffering you are facing is not a consequence of your personal choice to sin?Family Devotions—Scripture & QuestionsRead Job 28:23-28. G...
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
June 19th, 2024
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJob 21-23 Job contends that the wicked sometimes do prosper in this lifetime (21).  Eliphaz replies that Job's wickedness is great (22).  Job's deep anguish does not mean he has lost confidence that God is purifying him like gold (23:10-12).  What harsh fires of affliction have helped to purify your faith?   Are you treasuring God's words in the midst of your current cha...
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
June 18th, 2024
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJob 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 "int...
Monday, June 17, 2024
June 17th, 2024
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJob 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 ...
Sunday, June 16, 2024
June 16th, 2024
Preparing for today's message: Prideful ContemptRead: I Timothy 6:3-5; Romans 16:17-18; 3 John 1:9-10; Titus 1:10-16; 1 Samuel 15:33; Numbers 12:1-3, 14:2-4, 16:1-41; Hebrews 3:15Biblical Prayer Focus:Ezra 9:13-14  And after all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guilt, seeing that you, our God, have punished us less than our iniquities deserved and have given us such a rem...
Saturday, June 15, 2024
June 15th, 2024
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJob 10-13 In chapter 11, Zophar says that Job deserves worse than he's getting.  Job responds that his doctrine is pure, and he is right with God (cf. 11:4).  Job also says that he will hope in God even if God slays him (13:15).  What makes suffering, especially when we don't deserve it, so hard to endure?Family Devotions—Scripture & QuestionsRead Job 13:15. How can some...
Friday, June 14, 2024
June 14th, 2024
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJob 6-9 What was Bildad's explanation for Job's suffering?  How is Jesus Christ the arbiter that Job longed for (9:32)?Family Devotions—Scripture & QuestionsRead Job 1:13-22.  How hard do you think it is for someone to trust God when bad things are happening to them?Biblical Prayer FocusII Corinthians 1:8-11 For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of the afflict...
Thursday, June 13, 2024
June 13th, 2024
Daily Scripture & QuestionsJob 1-5 Why did God allow Satan to test Job?  Do you know any modern-day Jobs?Family Devotions—Scripture & QuestionsRead Job 1:1-12.  Who is Satan?  Why did he think Job only worshiped God because he was so blessed?Biblical Prayer FocusPsalm 56:3-4  When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.  In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.  What can fle...
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
June 12th, 2024
Daily Scripture & QuestionsGenesis 8-11 How is God's covenant with Noah dependent upon God?  Upon Noah?  What difference does this make?Family Devotions—Scripture & QuestionsRead Genesis 11:1-9.  Why did God confuse people's languages?Biblical Prayer FocusPsalm 56:12-13   I must perform my vows to you, O God;  I will render thank offerings to you.  For you have delivered my soul from death, yes, m...