"God's Word is Living & Active!" ~ Hebrews 4:12

August 22nd Bible Readings

Job 4:1-7:21 ~ 1 Corinthians 14:18-40 ~ Psalm 37:30-40 ~ Proverbs 21:27
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Old Testament – Today in Job chapter 4 we read about Eliphaz the Temanite’s first response to Job, including these words in verses 3 through 6: “In the past you have encouraged many a troubled soul to trust in God; you have supported those who were weak. Your words have strengthened the fallen; you steadied those who wavered. But now when trouble strikes, you faint and are broken. Does your reverence for God give you no confidence? Shouldn’t you believe that God will care for those who are upright?” 

  • How do these words of Eliphaz’s speak to you? 
  • Are these fair words for him to be saying to Job? 
  • Are they fair words for us to consider in our own lives today as well?


Then in chapter 6 Job responds to Eliphaz as follows in verse 2 through 6: “If my sadness could be weighed and my troubles be put on the scales, they would be heavier than all the sands of the sea. That is why I spoke so rashly. For the Almighty has struck me down with his arrows. He has sent his poisoned arrows deep within my spirit. All God’s terrors are arrayed against me. Don’t I have a right to complain? Wild donkeys bray when they find no green grass, and oxen low when they have no food. People complain when there is no salt in their food.” 

  • How do these words of Job’s speak to you? 
  • Are these fair words for him to be saying in reply to Eliphaz? 
  • Are they fair words for us to consider in our own lives today as well?


Below is a powerful image for Job’s words in chapter 7 verse 11:

New Testament – “Does 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean that women should not speak in church services today?”  – “Women have much to contribute and can participate in worship services. In the Corinthian culture, women were not allowed to confront men in public.  Apparently some of the women who had become Christians thought that their Christian freedom gave them the right to question men in public worship.  This was causing division in the church.  Paul was asking the women not to flaunt their Christian freedom during worship.  The purpose of Paul’s words was to promote unity, not to teach about women’s role in the church.” 


Psalms – Psalm 37 verses 30 & 31 read like amazing Proverbs: “The godly offer good counsel; they know what is right from wrong. They fill their hearts with God’s law, so they will never slip from his path.” 

  • Are you filling your heart with God’s teachings? 
  • Are you doing this so that you will never slip from His path? 
  • Are you offering good counsel to those around you? 
  • When others around you see you, do they see someone that clearly knows what is right from wrong? 
  • Below is a little Right & Wrong sign humor for you 🙂 – 


Proverbs – Proverbs 21 verse 27 is one of those that makes you go “ouch” – “God loathes the sacrifice of an evil person, especially when it is brought with ulterior motives.”  Well, not the evil person part making me go ouch, so much as the “ulterior motives” part.  I do think there is so much wisdom in Jesus’ admonition to give without letting the right hand know what the left hand is doing. as we see in this Proverb today and as we hear from Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. 

  • How about you and your giving or acts of kindness ?
  • Do you give with pure motives? 
  • With no ulterior motives?  With no strings attached?


Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: “Blessed are those whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.” Job 5:17 TNIV

Prayer Point: 

  • Pray that you are blessed by the gift of God’s discipline.
  • Pray for holy correction from God to make you more and more like Jesus each day.

Comments from You & Questions of the Day: 

  • What verses or insights stand out to you in today’s readings? 

Please Post Your Comments Below

Love, Trust and Obey Jesus,

Melwyn Misquitta

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