Devotional Readings

Words of John, David and Job’s Friend…

It’s Christmas Eve and the whole family is at hand. Nice to have our girls and there husbands here for the first Christmas in 7 years, together. In the pasted they have been either skiing or Far, Far a Way, not in the Star Wars sense, in a far away Galaxy, but in places like Baltimore and Alaska.

Job’s friend speaks a message that is probably more for us than for Job. And David writes to complete the message.

In the end God will have his say in all things…
I know this is not the best Christmas message, but it does point to our present our salvation..
….have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

Judgment Before the Great White Throne

Rev 20:11  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

Rev 20:12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Rev 20:13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

Rev 20:14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Rev 20:15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.


We pick up the story here..


Job 35:1  Elihu spake moreover, and said,

Job 35:2  Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God’s?

Job 35:3  For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansedfrom my sin?

Job 35:4  I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.

Job 35:5  Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.

Job 35:6  If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

Job 35:7  If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?

Job 35:8  Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.

Job 35:9  By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

Job 35:10  But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;

Job 35:11  Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

Job 35:12  There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.

Job 35:13  Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

Job 35:14  Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.

Job 35:15  But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:

Job 35:16  Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.


Answer Me When I Call

Psa 4:1  To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

Psa 4:2  O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

Psa 4:3  But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

Psa 4:4  Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

Psa 4:5  Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

Psa 4:6  There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Psa 4:7  Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

Psa 4:8  I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

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