Sunday, January 21, 2018

Today's Favorite Verse: Job 19:25-26

Today's Favorite Verse: Job 19:25-26
"For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:"

I believe like Job this is why bad things have happened to me. So I could come to know my redeemer, the resurrection, and that I will stand one day before God, in the flesh. Then I will know the reason for all things. For now I know there is wisdom in all he sees fit to allow me to pass through. If I remain faithful it will be all worth it in the end.

Day 1030

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Today's Favorite Verse: Job 18:2

Today's Favorite Verse: Job 18:2
"How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak."

This is overpowering evidence that Bildad was not listening to a single word Job had said. I have the feeling he just thought Job was whining instead of instructing, having felt sometimes that way too. All Bildad wishes to do is "tell the damned state of the wicked who know not God." Which is basically saying, you Job. The rest of the chapter is rather dark and depressing. Certainly not of any compassion or light for one completely hurting and needing of support.

It really made me think about my listening skills. I know I haven't been good at it. I will form in my mind all my opinions and answers based upon the judgment I have determined in advance on their case. What a rich resource Job is in helping me to look at myself and vow that I need to do better. I need much more compassion for my fellowman.

Day 1029

Friday, January 19, 2018

Today's Favorite Verse: Job 17:9

Today's Favorite Verse: Job 17:9
"The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger."

As I have tried to do what is right I have felt stronger in my faith. I have felt the cleansing power of the atonement and my desperate need to partake of the sacrament each week. It strengthens me to endure the coming week. This is a living thing and builds upon each foundation. I have grown stronger and stronger in trusting the Lord, and trying to serve him. Without Him I am absolutely nothing. I would lose my way. He is my strength and my song.

The Lord is my light; the Lord is my strength.
I know in his might I'll conquer at length.
My weakness in mercy he covers with pow'r,
And, walking by faith, I am blest ev'ry hour.

The Lord is my light;
He is my joy and my song.
By day and by night
He leads, he leads me along.

Day 1028

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Today's Favorite Verse: Job 16:19-20

Today's Favorite Verse: Job 16:19-20
"Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.
My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God."

God was a witness to all Job went through. He alone knew of Job's faithfulness. What I pondered on is that God also knew how Job's friends treated him and judged him. It made me think of how many interactions I have had with others that is also recorded in heaven with theirs. I think about my story, but I haven't thought of being in the stories of others before. Then I remembered my near death experience and seeing people without numbers steadily streaming from these paths, and I knew that my life had an influence on theirs. Maybe that will be the final sum of things I am judge on.

"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."
(John 13:34-35)

Day 1027