Christian Devotional – November 15, 2016

Read Job chapter 8

VERSE:

Job 8:3–Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?

TRUTH:

For anyone who has experienced difficulties and hardships, this is a very valid question? Job’s friend Bildad starts his speech to Job with this question and while the rest of this speech isn’t very helpful in Job’s situation, these questions are right in the very mind of every single person who has gone through tough times for any reason. When we look at the character of who God is, we will see that He is Justice and He is Right. He cannot possibly pervert those things since He is the very definition of them. When we think about our situations and God’s perfect justice, we must realize that God knows more than we do and God allows things for reasons we may never know. However, through everything, we can trust God to be just and right, for that is who He is.

RESPONSE:

Father, You and just and You are right and even when I don’t see it, You are the One who is in control of everything. I have no idea why You do what You do many times, but I will never stop trusting You to make the decisions that I can’t make and do the things that I can’t do to bring glory to Yourself. You are most worthy of it!

Christian Devotional – December 29, 2014

Read 2 Thessalonians chapter 1

VERSE:

2 Thessalonians 1:6–God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you.

TRUTH:

The people were under persecution. Paul had just praised them for having faith and standing firm in the face of such persecution. Now he is reminding that God sees everything that is going on and all that is happening. But not only does God see it, Paul reminds them that God is just. He will act on it in His own time. This remains true today. As we go through difficulties and persecution, we are to stand firm and have faith in God. God has not changed His nature or His character. He is still just and He will still pay back trouble to those who trouble us. We must be patient and wait on Him, not try to bring about vengeance on our own. God is just. We will leave the situation to Him.

RESPONSE:

Father, You see the responses that people give and the way that people act. You are not surprised by anything that they do or don’t do. I will continue to place my faith in You and I will rest in knowing You, for You are just. You will handle things Your way in Your time. I will continue to pray for the people and the situations, asking for Your perfect will to be done!

Christian Devotional – July 11, 2013

VERSE:

Jeremiah 12:1–You are always righteous, Lord, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the families live at ease?

TRUTH:

Jeremiah asks the same question that many of us ask: why do good things happen to bad people? Jeremiah doesn’t understand why God allowed the things that He does and often it doesn’t make sense to us either. The Lord answer Jeremiah later in the chapter, reminding him that He is God and that Jeremiah can’t know or understand all that He is doing. Jeremiah is┬áto just trust that He is righteous. Do we trust God even when we don’t understand Him?

RESPONSE:

Father, I will trust in Your ways even when I don’t understand them. I know You are righteous and just and I will trust in You. I will not be distracted by what others do, but will focus on my relationship with You and being obedient to all You ask of me.

Christian Devotional – April 13, 2013

VERSE:

2 Peter 2:9–if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the Godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.

TRUTH:

Sometimes, as we look around us at the world we live in, the world seems to be out of control. It feels like believers are punished and the ungodly get away with their evil. Yet Peter shares with them that if they will look back throughout history, they will see how God has protected those who believe in Him and He has judged the evil ones. We can trust that He is over all things even in our time and He will set all things right at the proper time. Evil will be judged and righteousness will be rewarded. We can trust in that.

RESPONSE:

Father, I praise You and I will trust that You know what is best. You see the righteous and evil people and You know all of our deeds. You are faithful and I will trust You to put everything right in Your time.