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Old Testament - In chapter 23 verse 12 today Job makes such a powerful statement about his relationship with God! "I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread." (NIV) The first statement is of course powerful - Job has not departed from the commands of God's. But the second statement is the one that really stood out to me today - Job has treasured God's words more than food! This may sound like nice high holy talk from the Old Testament... but I think each of us should stop and meditate on this one in our lives today. Do we treasure God's Word, The Bible, more or do we treasure the food we eat each day more? I'm sure most of us would say the Bible... But let me put this another way for us to really think about this. How many minutes a day do you spend eating? And how many minutes a day do you spend reading the Bible? What might make this whole equation even a little bit more interesting to consider is how many minutes a day do you think about food? Prepare food? Talk about food? And then how many minutes a day do you think about the Bible? Prepare for reading the Bible? Talk about the Bible? I am afraid that we may be a people today who (when the rubber meets the road and we look at actual time spent in each activity) treasure our food more than we treasure God's Word. However, the first step in realizing we have a problem is admitting we have a problem! :) When it comes to amount of time you spend with food when compared to the amount of time you spend with God's Word, do you have a problem? Can you learn something from Job's word's today in verse 12: "I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food." (ESV)
Worship God: Today's readings in Job 25 reminded me of the MercyMe song "All of Creation:"
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Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: "I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread." Job 23:12 NIV
Prayer Point: Pray that you have not departed from the commands of God's Word, through a saving faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Pray that you are now treasuring God's Word more than your daily bread.
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