Feb 2, 2020
In Exodus so far we have heard that Moses accepted God's call, returned to Egypt with Aaron, and had a successful meeting with the leaders of the Israelite people.
Today’s chapter in Job is Elihu's second chapter of six in his speech.
Yesterday James told us to consider it a great joy when troubles come our way. Don't miss the reasoning he gives for this seeming contradiction. Then he spoke very strongly about not just being people who merely listen to God's Word. We must do it.
I would like to remind you of some of those frequently quoted verses from chapter 1 which express the theme of this letter, verses 22-24. I also share my slight tweak to
James 1:22-25 NLT 22 But don’t
just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you
are only fooling yourselves.
23 For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.
24 You see [that you have dirt on your face, and then just//yourself,] walk away, and forget what you [looked/look] like.
25 But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.