August 27

Job 23:1-27:23; 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11; Psalm 41:1-13; Proverbs 22:5-6

Life happens to all of us. In varying degrees, at some point or another, we all have to deal with something distasteful. We can spend our time complaining about how we don’t deserve it or we can spend our time discerning what God wants us to do. Job asks some important questions about delayed judgement of the wicked because it does seem sometimes like those who do wrong get away with it for a period.

Have you ever seen someone do something you knew was wrong and yet, they seemed to get away with their actions? They may have mistreated you on your job, lied about you or even hurt you in unspeakable ways. In all these situations, our humanity causes us to wonder, “When will they get theirs?”

The truth is, nothing escapes the All-Seeing Eyes of our God. He not only sees but He will deal with all of us based upon our actions in this life. And, in death, we will all stand before Him. So, it may appear that the wicked have gotten away with their deeds but because God is just, no one really escapes. God not only sees the evil people do, He also sees the good that we do and He does reward it. Trust God not your situation.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Job 28:1-30:31; 2 Corinthians 2:12-17; Psalm 42:1-11; Proverbs 22:7

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