Scripture: Job 24-28. Click here to view full scripture.
Observation: What was going on in the Bible at this time?
Job continues in discussion with Bildad, one of his three friends. Job asks why the wicked people in the world are not punished. Job also speaks of wisdom and understanding, but he gets close to being prideful.
Application: How can we apply this to our lives?
When dealing with people, it is most important to love and understand them, not analyze them or give advice. When we are compassionate with others, it produces greater results than trying to criticize or blame for wrongful doings. Also, we do not need to “crawl like worms” when approaching God, like how Bildad describes. We can approach God boldly in faith, and He will take care of our needs. We can claim forgiven lives because our God forgives us all. Whenever looking for God’s wisdom, we can rely on the Bible. And, pride can be deceptive. It is best to recount God’s blessings to us.
Prayer: What can we pray for in regards to these passages?
Heavenly Father, please forgive us all for the many sins that we have committed, and help us claim forgiven lives. Please help us treat others with compassion and how You would treat them, rather than criticizing or blaming them. Help us to approach you boldly in faith, asking whatever we may need, knowing that you are a loving Father and want what is best for us. Also, help us to steer away from pride in situations and to recount Your blessings. We pray that you will help us find wisdom and understanding in everything we do. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.