Daily Bible Reading for Week of July 1-7, 2018
7/1 Job 6-9 - In chapters 7,8 Job pleads for pity and man faces suffering constantly, not just because of sin. Bildad gives his first speech and boasts that older generations agree with him. In chapter 9 Job asks how can man be righteous in God's sight. Note in verse 33 where Job cries for a mediator!
7/2 Romans 3,4 - Paul continues his teaching that every person is a sinner before God and faces condemnation, but God has provided a Redeemer who dealt with man's sin and paid the price for man's redemption!
7/3 Job 10-13 - In chapter 10 Job says that both good and bad people face suffering. In chapter 11 Zophar questions Job's claim of innocence. In chapters 12 and 13 Job says there is delay in some wicked people being punished and then speaks of his "friends" as being "worthless physicians" in 13:4!
7/4 Job 14-18 - Job again speaks of all men are born to trouble, 14:1. Then he speaks of God setting limits as to how each man should live. Eliphaz, in chapter 15, rebukes Job by saying the wicked never really prosper. In chapters 16,17 Job speaks of these men as "miserable comforters." Bildad shares a series of proverbs in chapter 18.
7/5 Romans 5,6 - In chapter 5 Paul speaks of how sin and death are tied together and how Adam and Christ are compared. One brought condemnation and the other brought salvation. Chapter 6 speaks so highly of the complete victory Jesus has given to us over both sin's nature and sin's behavior. We are given freedom in Christ through His death, burial and resurrection!
7/6 Job 19-21 - Job gives one of the Old Testament's greatest expressions in a living Redeemer in chapter 19:25-27. In chapter 20 Zophar of the suffering of the wicked. In chapter 21 Job speaks of God will have the ultimate say over the wicked.
7/7 Job 22-25 - Eliphaz seeks to criticize Job for claiming he is right before God in chapter 22. But Job seeks to come before God but he feels God may be ignoring the cries of the innocent and overlooking the acts of the wicked in chapters 23,24. In chapter 25 Bildad asks once again how a man can be right before God.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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