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January 24, 2019

Job 24:1-4

Job 24:1-4“Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days? Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof. They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow’s ox for a pledge. They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.”

Paul and Job both pondered the willful ignorance that people exhibit regarding God’s wisdom. Why do they claim He does not exist? How can they deny His presence and His precepts, when they have been obvious since the dawn of time? What are some of the ways you have denied God’s evidence? What rationale have you used to explain away your selfish sinfulness? What have you stolen from others to feed your own lusts? What segment of humanity do you exploit, deeming them below value or concern? How many people in need have you ignored? How do you avoid seeing the poor of the earth around you? Take a careful inventory of what you have. Do you treat it as His? Do you share what He has given you, as He shared His Son with you?

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