October 28, 2015

Day 301 of 2015

What emotions are stuck in your chest after reading Job?... How did it change your understanding of God?...  Most people would rather ignore the fact that Job did not bring his trouble upon himself.  Like Job’s comforters, they would rather believe good things come to good people and bad things happen only to bad people....

Why doesn’t God exempt people who love him from trouble?... Why don’t people want to hear a bunch of answers when they are hurting?  What makes answers painful and mean, even well-intentioned answers?

Suffering is a very lonely experience and people like Job’s friends are never in short supply.

Job wasn’t the only one speaking hard words this week.  What did Jesus say through Matthew that challenged or troubled you?....How did Jesus deal with difficult people and plain old knuckleheads?  

As you continue with Matthew you will be confronted with a question you’ve heard before, but the answer is one you should never take for granted:  Why would Jesus walk down a path that would lead to pain and trouble when he could have easily avoided it? 

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(Synthesized from "The Message//Remix:Pause - A Daily Reading Bible")