3:16 Plan - Day 5 - Week 7 - Year 1 - Job 23-25

God is all powerful and in control of your destiny so why not submit to His plan for your life. 

Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word

Psalm 119: 145 I pray with all my heart; answer me, LORD! I will obey your decrees. 146 I cry out to you; rescue me, that I may obey your laws. 147 I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your words. 148 I stay awake through the night, thinking about your promise.

Read Job 23-25 — 

Job has caught himself in a vicious downward spiral. The more he whines the more he begins to justify that he is right or, at minimum, feels he deserves a full explanation from God. Do you ever develop expectations of what you deserve that set you up for disappointment?

In the midst of his spiral, Job says one very clear truth in 23:14 ‘He Controls My Destiny’. No matter what we understand or what we don’t, that truth needs to remain fixed in our heart.

Bildad’s final short response is mostly accurate. Peace comes from God who is all powerful. Man is impure even when we think otherwise. People are much lower than God in comparison. However, he uses such negative words to enforce our position that it appears he is still trying to force Job into accepting that it must be his sin that has landed him in this predicament. 

Lord, I yield to your control of my destiny.

Extra Discovery
Read Hebrews 2 (especially the first 10 verses) and contrast what that New Testament writer tells us about how we were created versus what Bildad said in Chapter 25 of Job.

If God is truly in control of our destiny then we can see that our search for meaning in this life will only be successful when we search for Him.