Friday, January 6, 2012

Thoughts on Job

Some of my fellow bloggers have recently posted about their New Year’s Resolutions, many of which include reading more Scripture. One lady posted links to reading plans, and I have decided to read through the Bible in a year following the plan here. One of my favorite things is to get the reading for the day and then head over to biblegateway to hear the Scripture read aloud. It’s marvelous! You should try it if you haven’t already {yes, this is the same “nice man” who read to me and my roomie}.

Since this reading plan goes chronologically through the Bible, I’m now in the book of Job. As I listen to the nice man read Job and Company’s conversations, I am struck by two things: first, the importance we must place on finding and keeping godly friends, and second, the power our words have.

Job’s friends were there for him, yes, but not all of them were pointing him to keep his trust in the Lord. I was convicted to make sure that my closest friends, the ones to whom I would turn should calamity strike, are friends that speak life and would tell me “The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the Name of the Lord.”

This leads me to the power of words. Proverbs 18:21 says that the tongue has the power of life and death. I want to be one who speaks life, and I want to be surrounded by others who speak life.

What are your thoughts, readers?

1 comment:

  1. Hey! Great resolution :D I'm reading through the ESV's daily reading plan. Love having a variety of Scripture to read for my day.