GENESIS 12-20 and JOB 8-14
Let’s take a look at the conditions surrounding the choosing and calling of Abraham. Hebrews 11:8-12 paints a great retrospective of Abraham’s faith-life. How would you describe Abraham thus far in his story?
Job’s second friend steps into the fray with his thoughts on the “why” of Job’s misfortunes. Nice. While Job is not mentioned in the “hall of faith” of Hebrews 11, he does come up in James 5.11. “We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.”
Try to imagine Job’s feelings as his poor suffering heart and body take in the words of his friends. How long do you suppose this process took?
Check out these added podcasts by entering one into the search function to the right:
Job: Suffering Heart
Noah: Faith Survivor
Abraham: Friend of God Heart
THE ROAD AHEAD
January week #4: Genesis 21-24 and Job 15-19
February week #1: Genesis 25-31 and Job 20-24
February week #2: Genesis 32-36 and Job 25-31
February week #3: Genesis 37-42 and Job 32-37
February week #4: Genesis 43-50 and Job 38-42
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Dave & Burnadette