Saturday, September 2, 2017

CELEBRATION

Today’s┬áReading: Job 41-42

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Pictured above is a homestead in Haran which is now in modern day Turkey. After the Lord called Abraham from Ur of the Chaldees, he settled in Haran for many years (Genesis 11:31; Acts 7:2-4).

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Key Verse: Job 42:10

And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

 

“Behemoth” and “Leviathan” are the names of two roller coaster rides at Canada’s Wonderland just north of Toronto. These creatures have captured the imagination of people everywhere. At the Chinatown parades, an awesome creature that seems to resemble Leviathan snakes its way through the streets. Stories of fire-breathing dragons abound in almost every culture. It does appear that God wants to get people’s attention! His approach worked well for Job and his friends. In sincere humility, Job confessed, “I have uttered what I did not understand” (42:3b). Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar humbled themselves and submitted to God’s instructions for Job to pray for them.

Surprise! Job, who was now about 60 years old, was doubly blessed by God! As we are faithful to God, we can expect that the Lord will bless our “latter days” also. Job’s prayer for his friends was probably a daily discipline in Job’s life. We can learn much from these readings, which conclude today. Tomorrow we move back to the New Testament and Paul’s first letter to the young man, Timothy.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray with all my heart that I will continue learning the lessons Job and his friends learned about You. I sincerely want to hear You well and see You clearly with eyes of understanding. Grant me, I ask You, the discipline and concern necessary to pray fervently and consistently for all who come before me. I pray in the Name of Jesus, the One who went away by Himself every morning to pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

According to the last words of the book of Job, there was a great family party. I find it a great joy to celebrate! From time to time I need to relax, break the routine, and simply enjoy life, family and friends. I confess that most of the time I’m too serious, and through the years I’ve learned to celebrate more. I was thinking of Job’s party described in the last seven verses of the book. He must have enjoyed the festivities immensely! My eldest son, our blog photographer, is the father of Elizabeth, wife of David Lee, who gave our family one of the greatest parties when his Toronto Argonauts football team at the time won the Grey Cup (four years ago). One of my great-grandsons, James Stowell, who was featured yesterday with his dinosaur cap, put on David’s Grey Cup ring (photo below).

Yours in celebration of God speaking through His Word and by His Spirit!

David

 

6 thoughts on “Saturday, September 2, 2017

  1. Great ending blog for the book of Job Pastor David; thank you. Glad you are enjoying celebrations these days! Took note in Job 42 that “all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house…”.(verse 11). My family are meeting for a reunion soon. Last year I was able to read them a prayer I had written for us as a family and please pray I have spiritual input this year as well. God bless you all today. Prayers for little Judah and his parents. Looking forward to 1 Timothy.

    • Hi Ger,little Judah is back in hospital he had 9 seizures on Wednesday. they are taking an MRI and a catscan. They have not had any results to see if the tumour was benign or not. I do aporeciate the prayers for him and his parents. Thank you very much. Eleanor M

  2. There is a song we used to sing I think called … CELEBRATE … celebrate … Jesus says celebrate. Thank you for guiding us through the Bible and its many reasons to celebrate life with God.

  3. Good to get together with friends and family, and to catch up on events.

    Looking forward to the GREAT CELEBRATION with JESUS!!!

  4. Great picture of James Stowell and his great smile!!

    Joined with you in prayer Pastor David! God Bless your day!!

    May your day be filled with joy and laughter all you bloggers!

  5. Praise the Lord that Job made things right between him and God! Praise the Lord that God forgave him and encouraged a big celebration!
    “I have uttered what I did not understand” I can relate: sometimes II call it “foot in mouth” disease!
    a person made a choice not to drive after drinking! I thanked God for this decision and I spoke to many to celebrate this decision! That choice saved MANY MANY lives that night! I called 911 and they helped the person get home! Another BIG THANK YOU for this service!
    please pray for a home for a Christian married couple! the place where they lived for 9 years was sold for development!
    wife is in wheel chair; husband excellent cook, he volunteers, both dealing with cancer; they have a very positive spirit,
    also please pray for COMPLETE healing for S and E! Pray the Holy Spirit enters their hearts and fills them up with grace, mercy and everlasting love for the Lord Jesus Christ!
    Happy birthday to anyone celebrating today!
    God bless the Crossroads Communication Ministry and this blog and all who participate.

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