Heavenly Father, thank You for the many examples of men of faith who resisted the devil and stood firm in the evil day. I pray that like Job, Paul, Peter and others I too would stand firm in the truth of the gospel of God and trust in Your unfailing love. Thank You that we have been equipped with the whole armour of God and that His grace is sufficient to deal with all the fiery darts of the evil one. Thank You for my position in Christ and I pray that I would live and work to honour Your name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, as I consider the story of Job, I begin to see that there are none that are righteous - not even one, and that only by faith in Your dearly beloved Son, and His righteousness, can we be declared righteous in Your sight. Thank You that Jesus is our kinsman-Redeemer - the Days-man for Whom Job longed and our sacrifice for sin. Thank You for the lessons we can learn from every character in the book of Job. Help me to make the right choices in my life and to trust You, no matter what circumstances may arise. Keep me from speaking foolish words when faced with adversity and thank You that Your grace is always sufficient. Help me to live by faith in Your word and not to be swayed by sight or feelings - even when I don't understand.. this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing truths we can learn from the book of Job and the knowledge we have gained about the spiritual war that has been raging in heavenly places since the fall of man in the garden of Eden. Thank You that You work all things together for good for those that love You, and that no matter what sufferings we may have to undergo in this fallen world, You will use it to teach us more of Your character and more about ourselves. Keep me from engaging in human wisdom or allowing worldly philosophies or legalistic tendencies to adversely influence my understanding of Your plans and purposes. And help me to hold fast to my integrity, like Job, when I do not understand why difficulties have arisen in my life - this I ask in Jesus' name. AMEN.