THE RIGHT RESPONSE

4 Jul

THE RIGHT RESPONSE

TODAY’S INSPIRATION

Problems can happen to anyone, anywhere and anytime. But the problem is not something that should be avoided but the problem is the trouble to be controlled and overcome.

How to control the problem is by giving a good response to it, because an appropriate response when a problem occurs suddenly will determine the end of the problem as well as an early indication of whether we will win or lose.

Still fresh in our memory about the financial crisis occurred in all countries, resulting in many people who were experiencing the loss of possessions in an instant or short time. A lot of the news we read in the media that strong people who were not expected would not be affected by the crisis, when facing of crisis, chose to response in wrong way, they run away from the problem by looking for shortcuts so that they became the people who lose and the latter.

Job when faced with severe problems (not because he sinned), gave an excellent response to surrender and not curse God and by this good response God found Job who had not sinned, God eventually bless him more in the end of his life, he is more than conquerors.

We can provide the correct response to the problem, if we have the Spirit of God in our lives, because the Spirit of God is greater than all the problems in this world and the Spirit of the Lord brings peace that will give us the strength to look forward with hope to God that never in vain.

TODAY’S WORD: Job 1:1-22, NKJV

Job and His Family in Uz

1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. 2 And seven sons and three daughters were born to him. 3 Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East.

4 And his sons would go and feast in their houses, each on his appointed day, and would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5 So it was, when the days of feasting had run their course, that Job would send and sanctify them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did regularly.

Satan Attacks Job’s Character

6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them. 7 And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?”

So Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.”

8 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?”

9 So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!”

12 And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person.”

So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

Job Loses His Property and Children

13 Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house; 14 and a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 when the Sabeans raided them and took them away—indeed they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

16 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

17 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three bands, raided the camels and took them away, yes, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

18 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 19 and suddenly a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they are dead; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

20 Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said:

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

22 In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.

TODAY’S VERSE TO REMEMBER:

“In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.”  (Job 1:22)

TODAY’S ACTION:

What is your problem today?

Start by trying to give the correct response in the truth so that we become more than conquerors.

TODAY’S QUOTE:

God’s love is definite and last forever.

[Taken from Today’s Word by Ps Djohan Handojo and Team]

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TODAY’S BIBLE READING:

Morning: Acts 13:1-25

Night: Job 28-29

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