Welcome and Introduction
Welcome to the Job chapters 23-24 edition of Blogging Through the Bible, a sub-ministry of Titus Women's Gathering, where sisters in Christ take turns blogging about Bible chapters as we endeavor to read it cover to cover. You can catch other posts here:
Stacey Lynn Wells at Words From the Wheel
Angela G at No Longer Lukewarm
Tatiana at Purposeful Motherhood
Poor Job! He has had it rough, and that is putting it mildly. Having lived a good, devout life, seeking to honor God and do right for his family and in all dealings, STILL it seems like everything went wrong. No exaggeration. If you are not familiar with the earlier chapters of Job, you really need to read them. He lost about everything, in most tragic ways, and his health has failed and he is wishing for death. He has had friends come beside him, well intentioned, but blaming him, accusing him of some fault or sin as the reason for the turn of events in his life.
In reality, Job's actions or Job's sin, was NOT the cause of his hardship, sickness, or loss.
Still, here he is trying to live in-spite of hardship, sickness and loss, and he is asking WHY and desiring to hear from God!
Chapter 23-24 Themes
If you have read my previous BTTB posts, then you may recall that I was/am open and forward about the fact that I am finding Job difficult to get through. These chapters are no different. Job expresses poetically (my opinion) several key concepts:
~Respect, reverence, fear of God
~Question, WHY has this happened?
~Desire for the Father, "I want to hear from the Father..."
Some verses that exemplify what I mean:
What stands out to YOU about Job 23-24?
Can you relate to his wonderings?
Father, I am just in awe of YOU, your power, your magnificence, your grace, love and mercy. I am so grateful for your provision of Jesus, your preservation of your word, the Holy Bible for us, and your preparations of mansions in Heaven for your beloveds. I can relate to Job's despair in that I have suffered loss, disappointments, and hurts that have at times made me weary. I just rely on YOU. I do not want to live with life with out You. In Jesus's name I pray, AMEN