Job 5:8-11 (ESV)
As for me, I would seek God,
and to God would I commit my cause,
who does great things and unsearchable,
marvelous things without number:
he gives rain on the earth
and sends waters on the fields;
he sets on high those who are lowly,
and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
Don’t forget to study this verse daily this week. Return here during the week with your thoughts on the verse then on Sunday come back to say if you were able to memorize it or not and share any final thoughts on the passage.
Have a great week!
First off I failed, I did not memorize this. However I was encouraged, as Job seems to do to me, that despite any “lowly” place we may be it is in God’s plan and he always provides. Maybe I read the verse incorrectly to think of that but specifically the part “he gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields;” Coming from Job who went through so many terrible things for him to say something like that makes him seem content just knowing that God waters the fields which in turn probably means He’ll provide for us. I didn’t read the context (shame on me I know) but was this before or after the many terrible things happened to Job?
Stephen, good insight into this passage. Chapter five is after Satan was allowed to take Job’s processions (including children) away from him. Based on that, I can see how Job may have found this advice encouraging.
The verse this coming week will be easier for you 🙂