Read 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? In what ways can you relate? Not?
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? Hours? Days? Weeks?
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
Hope you are enjoying this dual read. All of this happened before Abraham was born (the first Jew). Enjoy!
P.S. Here are some big picture resources.