Monday, January 7, 2013

January 7 – Job 14 – 16

Today’s reading comes from Job 14-16. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word.

Today’s reading begins by Job describing the number of days man has been allotted. Verses one through five are a beautiful illustration that in the grand scheme of this earth our days are just a mere blip on the screen. I love his words when Job says … “They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure.” (Job 14:2 NIV84). This descriptively details how short our lives are.

While this opening today describes the vapor with which life exists, it by no means says that we each do not have important work to accomplish. We each have a purpose to serve and live out. Whether that is in being a good and faithful spouse, a solid rock for your children, an example of Christ in your neighborhood, a dependable employee, or any multitude of other responsibilities you carry, we are all important to the people around us.

We each have an important role to play in the lives around us. Investing in people is incredibly important. And with little time on this earth to leave a mark, it means each day is an important opportunity for you to get busy. What can you do in your life to ensure that each day you take the opportunity to invest in others to help love them and build them up? Possible even to help love and lead them to a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ!

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