Daily Scripture & Questions
Job 21-23 Job contends that the wicked sometimes do prosper in this lifetime (21). Eliphaz replies that Job’s wickedness is great (22). Job’s deep anguish does not mean he has lost confidence that God is purifying him like gold (23:10-12). What harsh fires of affliction have helped to purify your faith? Are you treasuring God’s words in the midst of your current challenges?
Family Devotions-Scripture & Questions
Read Job 23:10-12. (First, explain the general process for purifying gold.) If gold could talk, what do you imagine it might say when in is in the hot fire? How about when it is done being purified?
Biblical Prayer Focus
1 Samuel 1:25-28a “Then they slaughtered the bull, and they brought the child to Eli. And she said, ‘Oh, my lord! As you live, my lord, I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the LORD. For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore, I have lent him to the LORD. As long as he lives, he is lent to the LORD.’”
Hannah was blessed to receive the child Samuel in response to her prayers. Yet she realized he ultimately belonged to God. Entrust the children you know back into the hands of the LORD.