Time with God - July 15

Monday, 15 July 2019

Job 3:3-4,11-13

“Let the day perish on which I was born, and the night that said, ‘A man is conceived.’ Let that day be darkness! May God above not seek it, nor light shine upon it…Why did I not die at birth, come out from the womb and expire?...For then I would have lain down and been quiet; I would have slept; then I would have been at rest.”

Job’s life had been so pleasant up till now—so enjoyable, so full of God’s blessing. Now here he is wishing he had never been born!

We never know when the fruitful, useful years of strength will suddenly be gone. We are not guaranteed that God’s plan for our lives includes many years. Remember that Jesus told the Apostle Peter “by what kind of death he was to glorify God” (John 21:19). Even an early death can fit into God’s plan that our lives should bring him glory!

God is calling us—while we are in our most fruitful years, while we still have energy and health—to live our lives all out for him. We should be saying with Jesus, “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.” (John 9:4).

Our opportunity to expend great energy for God could suddenly be gone. Make the most of your “day”!

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Originally published July 15, 2019.