Bible Reading Thoughts – Job’s Hedge

I started a chronological Bible reading plan this year and today, I started the book of Job. Job has always been an interesting character to look at because of His relationship with God and his trials with Satan.

Join me in 2019, in reading your Bible through chronologically!

In Job 1:1, we see the characteristic of Job. He was a perfect and upright man and one that feareth God.

In Job 1:6-12, we see the communication between the Lord and Satan. The Lord was asking Satan if he had ever considered tempting Job. Satan knew who Job was and the kind of man he was.

In Job 1:13-19, we see the catastrophic events that changed Job’s life forever. He lost his sons and daughters, he lost his livestock, he lost everything he had.

In Job 1:21-22, we see Job counting his blessings, knowing everything he had was from the Lord.

But in this whole chapter, the thing that stuck out the most to me is found in verse 10. It says, “Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.” That phrase, “Hast not thou made an hedge about him” made me start thinking about my own life. Do I have a hedge about me? Is God protecting me like He protected Job?

How to get that hedge of protection from God? The answer is simple. Live a perfect and upright life, fear God and eschew evil. Easier said than done, right? We should live in such a way that God wants to protect us from Satan. Walk with God, fellowship with God, have a relationship with God. Remember, Satan can only do what God allows him to do.

Realize that even if you are in the hedges, there will still be trials and tribulations in life. Job did everything he was supposed to do, yet God still allowed him to be persecuted. When we are persecuted, remember we still have blessings to be thankful of, no matter how few they seem.

So the thought for today is this, Do I have the hedges of God’s protection around me? Or, am I just in place where it is open season for Satan to attack me?

The best place to start getting those hedges of protection is walking with God. Read your Bible and pray every day. Fellowship with Him!

Join me in 2019, in reading your Bible through chronologically!

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It Matters

This is just a short outline of what I gained from my Bible reading this morning.

I read Genesis 4-7

It Matters

Your sacrifice matters – Gen 4, Abel

Your solitude matters – Gen 5, Enoch

Your separation matters – Gen 6, Noah

Your service matters – Gen 7, Noah

Everything we do in life matters. Whether it’s our walk with God or our walk for God or our daily doings in life, it ALL matters! Make sure you are doing what you are supposed to be doing!

Join Me In Bible Reading This Year

It is the start of the New Year, 2019! I hope everyone had a wonderful time celebrating and bringing in the New Year with family and friends!

Since it is the start of a new year, many people will have goals and resolutions that they set. By the end of January, many people have already messed up their goals and resolutions.

I have set some personal goals for the year and probably the craziest one is no soda!! I love some Mountain Dew and it is going to be a long year! But I know that my wife will hold me to it!

That is the thing with goals, it is better to have someone that you are accountable to, to help you reach those goals and achieve those resolutions.

Of course one of my goals this year, like every year, is to read my Bible through at least once. I have decided to read it though chronologically this year, meaning in the order that everything happened. I am looking forward to the blessings that I will find in the bible through this endeavour.

To help me with this plan, I am using the Bible app, YouVersion. I highly recommended this app. I love the search, the easy highlight, easy copy and paste and easy note taking!

If you want to join with me this year reading through the Bible chronologically, I would love to have you. You can click here to join my on my adventure! Or if you just want to see the notes that I will post everyday from what I have read, you can click here!

Once again, click here to read your Bible through chronologically with me!

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