August 25 – Daily Notes – Amanda

rescue

Today’s psalm is perfect if you are facing suffering or some sort of difficult time. Even if you’re not, mark it for the future. It is a reminder that God is our ultimate rescue and that he does not leave us or forsake us in times of trouble. Though it sometimes takes time, he pulls us out of those situations.

Job 16:1-19:29:

  • 2-4 – Job lets his friends know they are not helping.
  • 16-17 – With good reason, Job does not understand his plight considering he has been pure and upright throughout his life.
  • 10-16 – Job strikes back at his friends, to some degree. He tells them he will not lay down and die but will keep crying out to God.
  • 1-21 – Bildad continues to remind Job of the horrible fate that awaits all evil doers. Though he’s saying the same thing as the other friends, he is getting more dramatic with the illustrations.
  • 1-29 – Job continues to cry out. He also cries out regarding his treatment by his friends asking wasn’t God’s punishment enough.

1 Corinthians 16:1-24:

  • 8-9 – Paul was never one to turn down a fight. He vowed to stay in Ephesus for a while because God had opened a door for him despite significant resistance.

Psalm 40:1-10:

  • 1-3 – This is a moving testimony that reminds us that God pulls us out of difficult times.

Proverbs 22:1:

  • Being worthy of respect is far more valuable than money.

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