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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Job 19:25 and Matt 10:28 "Endure to the End for My Redeemer Lives" (January 15)

Matt 10:28 ~ “Endure to the End…
“Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.”

I’ve feared the wrong people in my lifetime.
There are some people that look down upon us because of our troubles.

Job 18:3 ~ “Why are we so stupid in your sight?”

Things are not as they seem. Enter the “counsel of God” in your suffering.

Job 19:25 ~ “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the Last,
                                      He will Stand upon the Earth.”

     “Scripture interprets Scripture.” Martin Luther, Sola Scriptura


  1. “Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38 and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it."

    Honestly, it's difficult for me to put my relationships in the right order. I need to be in His Word every day so I will remember who is #1. From there it's also hard to put my husband above my kids, especially since they are from my first marriage. I loved that today's readings also reminded me that this life is not supposed to be Peaceful. All of the conflict will be resolved one day... Thank God!

    Have a nice day!

  2. It is hard at different times to remember that God is number 1 and put Him there and keep Him there. The two reading today so perfectly fit together. The Word of God amazes me daily.

    Job knew that His redeemer lived! He gave testimony to this fact. He did not have the Word as we have it, nor access to teachers who could help him "see" what the Word said,yet God had spoken to His soul and he knew in his heart and soul that God lived and because of that fact, he too would one day live, no matter what had happened to him here on earth.

    I had to take a stand a few weeks ago with my son.....hard place, yet I felt God pressing in on me to tell him what the Word of God said. It did not matter to me what the world accepted "okay". The Word of God has NEVER changed with time passing. God has honored His Word of course, and my son does not think less of me.

    Ang, my heart breaks for you and for my son and other divorced parents, who have to put their spouse before their children of another marriage. It has to be one of the hardest things that a parent has to do. Will pray for you when I pray for my son and others who are in this hard position.

    Job used to be a hard book for me to read, for I would see myself in that place like Job and I DID NOT EVER want to be there. Since studying it, I value it much more and see God shouting from the rooftops through a man who had absolutely everything earth bound taken from him, YET he did not curse God. He clung to God and acknowledged Him. BIG lesson for me.

  3. Yes, One glorious Day, Angie! This life has no promises but the next holds Life.

    I have struggled with Job, too, in previous readings, Mary Lou. This time it does seem to resonate more of a man of faith who with all of his soul trusted God alone.

    “Oh that my words were written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book! Oh that with an iron pen and lead they were engraved in the rock forever! They were, Job! They were. . .For all to see your beautiful testimony of faith amid such despair.

    “For I know that my Redeemer lives and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another.”

    Blessed Sunday! Blessed worship this day. Blessed Kingdom of believers in the One and True God. For I know that my Redeemer lives!