Summarize what you read in one paragraph:
In these chapters, Job and Zophar are discussing what will happen to men who have been wicked in life. Zophar brings up that those who have been without God and describes the pain that will be inflicted upon them eventually for not living up to God’s word and how God will always give His judgement in the end. Job builds off of this by describing how, in life, many wicked people get to have comfortable and powerful lives, but in the end we will all die, no matter how comfortable or good our life is.
What is one key verse?
Job 20: 28-29 “The produce and increase of his house will go into exile, dragged away in the day of wrath. This is the wicked man’s portion from God, and the heritage appointed to him by God”.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
Reading these chapters made me think that I really don’t need to be preoccupied with what everyone else has in life, but instead should just focus on my own relationship with God. In the end we will all answer to Him and I feel I should focus more on my life and the blessings that God has given me instead of looking at what others have and start to have a covetous heart.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)
In the future, I feel I will be more grateful to God, since I feel that both types of people that are described in these chapters are truly a good way to describe every single person. Most of us are not truly wicked, but at the same time, we have all sinned, and knowing what I deserve for sinning, I feel I can be more appreciative to God for loving us so much that He had His only son die for us so that we may still be able to be in a relationship with Him.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)
The part of this reading that made me think about Jesus, is that ultimately, we all deserve God’s judgement because at some point in our lives, we have all sinned. This made me think about how, despite being sinners, Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross made it so we can all still have a close relationship with God and be able to one day spend eternity with Him in Heaven.