Job 10

Scripture
 
Job‬ ‭10:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬
 
““I loathe my very life; therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.”
Observation-What does it say?
 
In verses 1-7, Job complains of his hardships.
In verses 8-13, He pleads with God as his Maker.
In verses 14-22, He complains of God’s severity.
 
(Reference: Matthew Henry’s Bible commentary-concise)
 
Understanding-What does it mean?
 
Job complained to God and God was listening.
 
Although Job complained, he never sinned because he never once accused God of NOT being good or righteous. In verses 8-13, Job is pleading with God as his Maker, which proves that he never lost his faith. Also, Job allowed God to speak back to him, which we will all read in the weeks ahead.
 
Life Application
 
Questioning God, being doubtful and complaining is NOT a sin. Sin is when we turn our backs completely against Him.
 
One thing I’ve had to work on in my marriage is not giving my husband the silent treatment when I’m upset. I’ve become a much better communicator throughout our 11 years of marriage, but Moses would get frustrated with me when I do that because he doesn’t know what he did wrong. He loves me and wants to be there for me. Turning my back against him and giving him the slient treatment is a form of rejection to my husband.
 
That’s how I view our relationship with God. Prayer to me just means communication with God. He loves us so much and would rather have us air out what’s on our minds and hearts, than to stop praying to Him completely and give Him the silent treatment. God can handle the good, bad and even ugly of our lives because He loves us. Also, unlike fallible human beings, He never changes and never makes mistakes. He is our Rock and stronghold and refuge and is NOT an insecure Father. Also, He knows it ALL already. It’s impossible to put up masks with God.
 
If you are not being honest with God with what’s truly going on in your heart, I encourage you to let down those walls and allow Him to speak back to You through His Word. As you continue reading through Job, you’ll see what a great listener God is, as His response to His child Job doesn’t come until the end of the book. God’s response is truly epic though, but I won’t give any spoiler alerts if you’ve never read Job’s story before.
 
Dear Lord, I pray that we would communicate with You 24-7, and allow You to communicate back with us. I pray for anyone who still feels like they have to have a wall up or a mask up with You, as if You don’t know everything already. I pray that no matter how we’re feeling, we would always meditate on the truth of Your Word, that You are good and righteous through it all. May our relationship with You just get stronger as a result of letting our guard down and letting You in completely. Amen.
 
-Michelle Gaddi


Matthew_5

Scripture

Matthew 5:4,6,14a,16b
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted….
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.

….

14 “You are the light of the world.

16 …let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

 

Observation

This chapter, and the two that follow it, are a sermon; a famous sermon; the sermon upon the mount. It is the longest and fullest continued discourse of our Saviour that we have upon record in all the gospels. It is a practical discourse…

Excerpt from Matthew Henry Commentary of the Whole Bible: Matthew 5: https://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/matthew-henry-complete/matthew/5.html

 

Understanding

I’m sure like most people in Santa Clarita right now, everything brings you back to the incident that took place on Thursday…where, our city – typically known for better schools, great bike trails and Magic Mountain – became the most recent in the headlines for a school shooting. As a result, our entire city is in mourning.

It’s unlikely that anyone experiencing this mourning would consider themselves “blessed” in the mourning part of their feelings and I won’t project that we should find the “blessing” in this situation. There’s not one; our town if forever marked, people have permanently lost loved ones and students and parents who once felt safe are experiencing unexpected fear and anxiety.

However, as we continue to come together as a community, there is a focus on loving one another, providing comfort where we can. Now, as much as ever if not more, we are called to be God’s hands and feet – extending love, comfort, mercy, kindness…

Verse 14-16 says, we are the light of the world. It’s times like these where we need to shine brightest. Being cognizant of the need to seek God, get filled up so we can pour out his love, grace, kindness, mercy on those we meet.

 

Life Application

This is not a call to rush the mourning process. People grieve and mourn differently. People in/of/around our city have been impacted differently, are affected differently, experience emotion differently. May we give ourselves and those we encounter space to grieve, mourn, experience this tragic incident in the time and way they need…but may we also look as often as we can to be a light in the world – whether it be a lamp, a spotlight, a flickering candle, whatever the situation deems appropriate – to let people know they are seen and loved, not just by us but by God.

God, tragedies are always hard to comprehend; remind us that you are here with us now. Be with those who are questioning you. Be with those that are calling out to you. Be with those who feel betrayed by you. Be with those who are fearful. Be with those who feel broken. Continue to rebuild the pieces of our city, make your presence and power known. Fill us up and empty us out as many times as it takes to touch everyone in our community with your love. May we seek you, find you and love you even more in the process.

 

In your name we pray, Amen.

Rei

 

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Job 8

Scripture:  Job 8:20-22   “Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor will He [l]support the evildoers.  “He will yet fill your mouth with laughter And your lips with shouting. “Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, And the tent of the wicked will be no longer.”

Observation-What does it say?  After tragically losing everything he owns and experiencing the death of his children, Job is sitting in the counsel of those who claim to be his friends.  The first one to interject into the situation, Eliphaz, starts his plea to Job in a way many of us have heard before, “Don’t get mad bro, but…” Eliphaz then claims Job is being punished because he has helped people who were sinful.  Now in chapter eight, we hear Bildad’s argument against Job. Bildad comes right out with his belief and, in a nutshell, states, “Job, this calamity has happened to you because you are sinning.” Both Eliphaz and Bildad reasoned that God only allows bad people to experience bad circumstances.

Understanding-What does it mean?  Life, on a large scale, is full of cycles.  Take finances for example, about every ten to fifteen years there will be a cycle of recession and growth.  Having grown up with family in construction, I learned to look for this cycle. In good times, my dad would have work constantly, and in bad times, we would be lucky to be going from paycheck to paycheck.  So when I was a young adult and working in construction, right around 2006, I noticed the market was starting to turn towards recession and I got out of construction. When the recession hit in 2008, my wife and I took full advantage of it and bought a house in 2009.  But, I was a lucky one.

I remember reading newspaper articles about people who had lost so much money during the recession that they were taking drastic measures.  Many people I worked with had lost tens of thousands of dollars in the stock market and were working ungodly amounts of overtime to cover the loss.  Still others were willing to not only commit suicide, but also take the lives of their family because they believed there was no recovering from the loss.  Did any one individual that lost money in the recession cause that to happen?

When we face trying times, it can be tempting to have the first place we go to be anger and resentment towards God.  When we find that we have lost a job, gotten in an accident, or experienced the death of a family member, it is so common to ask, “What did I do?  Why are you doing this to me, God?” But, the answer isn’t always in figuring out where we sinned to deserve such treatment. Often times, we are asking the wrong question all together.

One verse that I have struggled with during my life is James 1:2 “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,”  But the more and more I work through trying times, whether it be an accident and injury, trying situations at work, sickness, or a period where my kids are being a royal pain in the neck for no reason, I am learning that there can be joy found in these things.  I am also learning not to ask “what did I do?”, or “why me?”, but rather, “what are you saying to me, Lord?”
In chapter 2, when Job’s wife was trying to give him counsel, he responds to her by saying, “Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?”  If we echo that into what James was saying in chapter 1:3-4, “knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”, we will find that trying times are not necessarily a sign of God’s wrath, but a sign of His love.  He allows us to go through hard times, so that we will grow closer to him, becoming more complete as we draw closer and closer to being with him in heaven.

Life Application:  Jesus be near to my heart.  Help me to accept the bad with the good.  Never let my heart turn away from an opportunity to worship you.  Help me to sing like the old hymn, “It is well with my soul.” No matter the circumstance, help me to ask, “What are you saying to me?”  Help me to know that you are near, even when I am in distress.

-Tyler Galloway


Matthew _3

Scripture 


Matthew 3:17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”


Observation


John the Baptist had just baptized Jesus. 


Matthew 3:13-16 

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”


15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.


16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.


Understanding

Jesus didn’t need to be baptized by John, Jesus didn’t need to repent for his sins, he was without sin. 


He was here as Immanuel, God with us. 

He was here fully human, identifying with us.


So why did Jesus get baptized?


He was our example to follow. 


John 13:13-16

“You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. “If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. “For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.”


Application 


God is pleased with his Son. And so… I should want to do everything the Son does. If I follow his example then just maybe I will hear those words said over me… 


This is my daughter, whom I love; with her I am well pleased.

Father, thank you for your Son! Holy Spirit empower us, fan the flame that causes a burning desire to follow and cleave unto Jesus. I neeeeed to look like him! To act like him, to love like him, and speak like him! Help me to carry my cross, that I would decrease and he would increase! He knows the way to your heart, the perfect way to follow after you! In the name of Jesus, Amen! 
 
Deborah Lee


Psalm 80

Scripture

 

Psalm ‭80:3

 

“Turn us again to yourself, O God. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.”

 
Observation-What does it say?
 
The author of this psalm, (Asaph), is pleading to God to show His glory, reveal His mighty hand, and rescue Israel from the constant sorrow and oppression they are in. As a matter of fact, the author uses this same exact verse three times in this chapter (verses 3, 7, and 19)! To me, it shows the seriousness of their situation. It shows the desperation and need of Israel to have a spiritual revival and awakening. One so great that it can turn the tides of their situation in a way that the people repent from their sinfulness towards God and never look back.
 
Understanding-What does it mean?
 
There are two “A’s” needed for a revival to happen: Admission and Acceptance.
 
In order for Israel to make change in their situation, they needed these two “A’s” to happen in their lives. They needed to Admit their wrong doings, and they needed to Accept the fact that they cannot do it alone and they need God’s guidance and help. The fact that they turned their backs on God, and tried to do things their way is what caused them to be in the situation they were in. Now don’t get me wrong, they are still God’s children, His chosen ones, but there are still consequences for their sinful actions. We serve a God who is just, but He is also gracious and forgiving. Israel needs to turn back to God, rely on His strength, and not their own, and then God will reveal His presence and power in their lives.
 
“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”-‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭
 
“I have heard all about you, Lord. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by. And in your anger, remember your mercy.”
Habakkuk‬ ‭3:2‬
 
Life Application
 
Are you in need of a revival?..Seek God first!
 
Father God I pray for revival in this world. I pray for a spiritual awakening. I pray that this world sees its faults, admits their mistakes, and accepts your invitation in their lives. May You reveal Yourself in a way that changes their lives for the better Lord. May we all see that we can’t do it alone…We need YOU! May Your people stand in the gaps for their loved ones, neighbors, and friends. May we unite to pray for their salvation. May You bring the change this world so desperately needs. In Your Holy and precious Name I pray, Amen.
 
-Moses Gaddi
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Job 5

Scripture   “But if I were you, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him.”

Job 5:8 NIV
 

Observation-What does it say?  

Eliphaz the Temanite, Job’s friend, was trying to comfort his friend through his suffering, but failed miserably. In this chapter, the encouragement he was offering assumed a few things about Job’s situation:

  1. Job did something wrong and God is correcting/disciplining him. (Verse 17)
  2. Job’s faith is not strong enough. (Verse 8)
  3. Blessing is associated with outward blessings, not inward renewal. (Verses 24-25)-Side note: Eliphaz needed to hear Pastor’s sermon on Sunday. 

Understanding-What does it mean?  

There are times when the innocent must suffer, but for a greater purpose to bring God glory, not because they did something wrong or as a consequence of sin.

In Job’s case, God allowed Job to suffer because He trusted him to remain blameless and faithful through it all. The devil was trying to challenge God on His servant, but God was so confident in His servant, so he allowed him to suffer.
 

Life Application  

Don’t bring suffering upon yourself by disobeying God. It is better to suffer for doing good, than for doing evil. 
 

“Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed.” 1 Peter 3:13-14a

For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.” 1 Peter 3:17    

If you were to go through your life from the past to today, what would you attribute most of your suffering to? Sin or Innocence?  

There are times where suffering is a direct result of sin. The Bible speaks on this. Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden because they ate the fruit. King David and Bathsheba lost their son because of their affair and because David killed her husband. Moses didn’t get to see the promised land because he hit the rock for water, instead of speak to it like God commanded him to. Abraham had to banish his first born, Ishmael from his life. He was not conceived the right way, through his wife Sarah, as God promised and his descendants were not going to come through him.  

The Bible also has countless examples of how the innocent must suffer, such as Job when he lost his home, possessions, family, health and even compassion/faith from wife and friends; Jesus when He was mocked, beaten, betrayed by closest friends, separated from the Father on our behalf; Jesus’ disciples when all, but John, were martyred for their faith; King David when he was surrounded by enemies (completely separate from the consequences of his sin); Joseph, when he was sold into slavery by his brothers because of their jealousy, etc. In all these situations, God was with these men (except for Jesus when He had to turn His face from Him on the cross due to our sin), and the purpose was to bring honor and glory to His name.

Dear Lord, when I stand face to face with you on judgment day, I pray that most of my suffering would be because I was innocent, not because I did something wrong against You. In all situations, You always turn things around for Your good, however, if I don’t have to suffer for doing bad, then why pursue that? Holy Spirit, I pray that You would guard my mind and heart for Your purposes alone. Amen.
 

-Michelle Gaddi



Psalm_78

Scripture

Psalm 78:5-7

He decreed statutes for Jacob
    and established the law in Israel,
which he commanded our ancestors
    to teach their children,
so the next generation would know them,
    even the children yet to be born,
    and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God
    and would not forget his deeds
    but would keep his commands.

Observation

  1. He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel: Using poetic repetition for style and emphasis, Asaph described first one of the greatest of God’s wonderful works(Psalm 78:4) – the giving of God’s word to Israel.
    1. Centuries later the Apostle Paul would explain that one of the great advantages God gave to Israel was that He committed to them His word, the oracles of God (Romans 3:2).
  2. That they should make them know to their children: Then and now, God gives His word that it would be transmittedto following generations. In theory, the revelation of God’s word can perish or become utterly irrelevant if not passed on to the next generation.
    1. “Through Moses he had commanded all Israelites, regardless of tribal descent, to instruct their children at home (Deuteronomy 6:6-9, 20-22; cf. Exodus 10:2; 12:26-27; 13:8).” (Van Gemeren)
  3. That they may arise and declare them to their children: Not only should our children be taught, they should be taught to teach their childrenso that the word and the work of God continue throughout the generations.
    1. Five generations appear to be mentioned above: 1. Fathers; 2. Their children; 3. The generation to come; 4. And their children; 5. And their children. They were never to lose sight of their history throughout all their generations.” (Clarke)
  4. That they may set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God: The goal of communicating to the next generation is so that they would learn to trust God for themselves, never forgetting His wonderful works.

The above is taken from https://enduringword.com/bible-commentary/psalm-78/

Understanding

I think you can summarize the above into just a few sentences…

Not only should our children be taught, they should be taught to teach their children so that the word and the work of God continue throughout the generations…that they may set their hope in God and…learn to trust God for themselves, never forgetting His wonderful works.

I think my most favorite part of it is “In theory, the revelation of God’s word can perish or become utterly irrelevant if not passed on to the next generation.”

I think the “in theory” part is most critical and my most favorite because as we see later in the chapter, God’s plans will not be derailed and He’ll engage those that are willing – even if not how it was or who was expected

65 Then the Lord awoke as from sleep,
    as a warrior wakes from the stupor of wine.
66 He beat back his enemies;
    he put them to everlasting shame.
67 Then he rejected the tents of Joseph,
    he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;
68 but he chose the tribe of Judah,
    Mount Zion, which he loved.
69 He built his sanctuary like the heights,
    like the earth that he established forever.
70 He chose David his servant
    and took him from the sheep pens;
71 from tending the sheep he brought him
    to be the shepherd of his people Jacob,
    of Israel his inheritance.
72 And David shepherded them with integrity of heart;
    with skillful hands he led them.

Life Application

God, may I not miss out on what you have planned in and through me.  May I recognize “the great advantages [You have given] to [me]…that [You] committed to [me] [Your] word.”

May I take that to heart and share Your goodness with everyone I meet…but especially my family, my children, the generation(s) to come…so they may be able to set their hearts and their hope in You.

Rei

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Job 3

Scripture:  Job 3:1-4  After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.  He said: “May the day of my birth perish, and the night that said, ‘A boy is conceived!’  That day—may it turn to darkness; may God above not care about it; may no light shine on it.

Observation:  The book of Job tackles an interesting dilemma, the suffering of the innocent.  Throughout the book, we see an answer pointing to the complete infallibility of God’s character.  In chapter 3, Job has just lost about everything he had attained. After a period of seven days of silence, Job breaks the silence with a protest.  Job curses the day he was born. In verse four, the writer uses a contrast in language to Genesis. Where God breathed life into being by saying, “let there be light,” Job asks that the day he was born be turned into darkness.  Though, through this desire to no longer be in existence Job never curses God.

Understanding:  If you ask my wife, she will tell you that I am not good at being sick.  I don’t know if it’s just me, but if I get a minor fever or a common cold, I feel as though death has come to visit me.  It’s as if my body has completely betrayed me, I start writhing in pain and nothing can make me feel better. But, I also want Jen by my side all day, doing nothing but caring for me.  I mean, I question the meaning of my life when I get sick, and whether or not I am being punished for some unknown sin. And this is just with a cold or minor flu.  

One thing I love about the Bible is how real it is.  Job is a great example of this. The bible never turns away from the tougher subjects in life.  And through the divine inspiration of the writers, God shows us that it is okay to be human, to have doubts and question God.  We are never lied to, never told that everything is going to be sunshine and rainbows. In fact, we are often told quite the opposite, that we will definitely see rough times.  But, we are also told this suffering will bring us closer to our creator. In James 1:2-3 we read, “ Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”  That has always been a tough verse to accept for me, who really likes going through tough times. But without the tough times, we will never know how good God really is.  

I think it’s safe to say that we have all had bad days.  Probably very few of us will see days like Job experienced.  Job, though, never turned away from God. It seems as though he intrinsically knew that God would equip him with the strength to overcome the hard times.  In Ephesians 6:10-18, we are told that God equips us with means to overcome this world. But it all starts with drawing closer to Him.

Life Application:  Jesus, help me to draw closer to you.  Help me to find my joy in You. I know that when I pull away from you, this is when I find the greatest dissatisfaction with life.  But, when I draw near to you, I can see life through the lens or eternity. Help me to embrace the seasons of life that I am in, both mourning and celebration.    
 
-Tyler Galloway

 


Job 2

Scripture 

Job 2:13 Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights. No one said a word to him, because they saw how great his suffering was.

Observation 

Job has already suffered the loss of his family. And still there was more to come. 

Understanding 

Sympathize – to share in suffering or grief

Job 2:11 When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.

We have all been able to tell when something is not right with your friend or family. “From a distance” they are acting or speaking  different, you can tell they are not their usual self. 

Job 2:12 When they saw him from a distance, they could hardly recognize him;

Job’s friends were emotional “from a distance”  because they could already sense the suffering. They didn’t inquire how this happened or even try to cure him, they immediately began to weep, tore their clothes, and sprinkled dust on their heads. 

And when they finally got to him, they were willing to sit “on the ground” in the dirt with him. Not offering advice, or even encouragement. 

Just sat on the ground with him, sharing with their friend in his suffering. 

Sometimes I just need someone to share the experience with me. When my heart is broken cry with me, when I’m depressed feel my emptiness, when I am mourning imagine my loss.

Immanuel, came down to where we are. He chose to experience what it was like “on the ground” with humans as a human. 

He came down and experience childhood, singleness, friends, loss, betrayal, hunger and thirst, physical pain, death…

God chose to be “on the ground” with us.

Application 

Are we willing to get on the ground and in the dirt with people. When we notice them from a distance, will you go closer?

This year I was challenged by God to sit “on the ground” with those around me. I was challenged to follow Jesus’ example to live and “be” with the people around me. 

We can show the example of Jesus to people of a God that loved us so much to come down to us. 

God is with us even now, he never left. The Holy Spirit is here with us living and dwelling among us, comforting us like Job’s friends did with him. 

We can impact people’s lives in a way that speaks louder than just an invite to church.

We are the church. 

Job’s friends shared in his suffering for seven days without a word. And then the conversations began. 

It’s for a short time to sympathize with people before the conversations begin to talk about moving up from the ground. The closeness and trust we build with them just may be what moves them to better days. 

Be strong and courageous. The Holy Spirit empowers us to be brave. The holy spirit will guide and give us discernment. 

We share in the suffering and look forward to sharing in the time of joy that comes after!

Philippians 3:10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings …

Deborah Lee


Job 1

Scripture

Job 1:8

Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”
 

Observation

This chapter is the prologue to a dialogue between God and Job. It sets the stage for the chapter following and provides a good background and context to Job’s anguish. It describes everything he owns, and everything that is important to him (his family). Yet in a few swift verses, Job loses all of this because of a conversation between God and Satan, where Job is basically a bet.
 

Understanding

How would God describe you?

This is going to sound very depressing and maybe even worrisome, but Job is one of my favorite stories in the Bible. Job’s words throughout the entire book are so poetic and moving to me. I love that despite losing everything he stands firm in his faith. With all that being said, I really got stuck on this verse. I got stuck on how God describes Job. He seems to have adoration for a man He’s about to bet on (that’s said in the most flattering way possible). It really got me thinking: How on earth would the God of the universe describe me? If Satan were to contact God right now, and say “I’ve been roaming the earth looking for a target. Any suggestions?” Would I even be on God’s list to His representative?

Here’s why I love the description that God gives of Job, and why I find it so convicting: God basically calls Job His number one guy. He basically says to Satan, “Take your best shot, you won’t even dent him.” I want my faith to be so strong that it doesn’t matter what comes my way. I want God to place every bet on me. I know that’s a dangerous ask, but it means God trusts me with the matters of His heart. It means He’s willing to risk one of His valuable children to prove a point to Satan. I want to be able to stick it to Satan.

Here’s my challenge to you: be the person that there is no one like on earth. Be so eternity driven that it doesn’t matter what comes your way. Instead of asking what you want written on your gravestone, start asking what God would say of you right now. Then live it out! Live it out boldly and courageously.
 

Life Application

I know that all sounds super awesome, but extremely impractical… but it isn’t. If we take note of Job’s living we can live in such a way that God would describe us as Job 2.0s. The first verse says that he “feared God and shunned evil.” That means we must live in a way that puts God first, and most of the time that means turning from worldly things (this helps in “shunning evil too). Job intercedes for his children regularly. Meaning, we are called to do them same for those around us. Lastly, and most obviously, Job praises and worships God through everything. After he loses everything, he drops to the ground in anguish and worship. No matter the circumstance choose to praise God.

Remember, your life may be difficult, but it isn’t as bad as Job’s! 

-Allison Khan