Welcome to Bible Talk with Jessica! It seems as though the book of Job is rather repetitive. Job’s friends accuse him of sinning and being punished by God, he claims he didn’t. Job’s friends say with God you’ll have an easy life so you must have done something wrong, Job says even the wicked can prosper. There’s one verse that stood out to me today however.
Let’s get started!
Please note – I am not a pastor. I have had no bible training, gone to bible school, or anything like that. I do not consider myself a bible scholar at all. I am just someone who loves the Lord, loves reading the bible, and would love to talk with others about it. This is a place for me to do that. We may not agree on everything I post. I ask that all comments remain polite, and honoring to the Lord. I am just here sharing what the Lord lays on my heart, what I’ve learned, and what jumps out at me as I read. I hope you’ll join me in reading your bible as well and share what you’ve learned!
Scripture Reading for Today
Job 22:1 – Job 25:6
Verse of the Day
The NLT Version of this verse says, “If only I knew where to find God. I would go to his court.” Isn’t it funny how Job, of all people, is saying he wished he knew where to find the Lord. Job, whom the Lord called His servant. Job, the man who didn’t sin against God when the devil was messing with him. Job, the man we look up to for his strong faith. He should know where God is, don’t you think?
I think we forget that Job was just a man. He had struggles just like we do. Lately my prayers have been asking God to literally speak to me about an issue because I feel like He’s being silent. Like He isn’t there. The truth is, He is there. I’m just not looking in the right place, or I’m just not noticing. We don’t ever have to find God. He’s not playing hide and seek with us. We simply have to bow our heads, with the right heart behind it, and pray. God will be there right away.
There’s a difference between searching God out, and trying to find Him. For me, searching God means you are actively searching for His will. You are going to Him for advice. You are seeking Him and His guidance. Trying to find God means you’ve lost Him. We can never lose God. The bible says nothing can pluck us out of His hands. We can run away from God – but that’s on us, not the Lord.
On those days where you feel like the Lord is distance, take a look inside and see what is hindering you from seeing where He is. And then bow your head and talk to Him. Ask for forgiveness where needed, and bare your heart to Him. He’s right there waiting for you.
What did you learn from today’s reading?