GPS: September 12, 2016

By September 12, 2016Devotional

Today’s Scripture:

Job 42:1-6, 10-17

Then Job answered the Lord: “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. ‘Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you declare to me.’ I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”

And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring. The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters. He named the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch. In all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters; and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers. After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children, and his children’s children, four generations. And Job died, old and full of days.

Food For Thought:

In this passage of Scripture, Job talks about not knowing the things of God. Think about the wonders of God that amaze you. What brings you to your knees in worship and awe of God? Think about the most amazing things that you have seen. Where have you experienced God’s powerful presence in palpable ways?

Prayer:

(St. Francis of Assisi)

I beg you, Lord,

let the fiery, gentle power

of your love

take possession of my soul,

and snatch it away

from everything under heaven,

that I may die

for love of your love

as you saw fit to die

for love of mine, Amen.

 

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