Feb 15, 2011

The book of Job

Recently I have concluded the book of Job in my devotional readings.
Through the reading of this Old Testament book I was reminded of Job's 
unwavering faithfulness and continual dependence in God.
He truly is to serve as a Biblical example to pattern Christians' lives after.

As I did with the book of Ecclesiastes,
 I thought I would share a few of the passages which spoke to my heart.

{Somehow whenever I take pictures of nature 
I am pointed to and reminded of  the wonderful Creator I serve; 
hence the "need" to picturize these highlighted passages...}

Hast thou considered my servant, Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feared God, and escheweth evil?

Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither:  the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him with out cause.

 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
Which doeth great things and unsearchable: marvelous things without number:
Who giveth rain upon the earth and sendeth waters upon the fields:

Behold happy is the man whom God correcteth:

Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!

How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove/

Behold he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again:  he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.

For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

But he knoweth the way that I take:  when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

I have esteemed with words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

For God maketh my heart soft...

seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty?

For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth:

By the breath of God frost is given:

I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.

I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends:  also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning:
So Job died, being old and full of days.
42:12a, 17

{Linking  up a photo over here}
Sweet Shot Day


  1. THANK YOU for posting this! I really like your blog!!

    Common Cents

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  3. Great verses!! The photos made me homesick...good thing I'm going home tomorrow! :)

  4. These are beautiful Nicole! I love graveyard shots--morbid, huh? I am also afraid of Job--somehow I have a hard time when it is next in line for my Bible reading. Somehow, I think that if I ever understand Job--I will be tried just like him...I know...I know...I will remember to allow these verses to stand out next time instead of the scraping his sores ones:)

  5. Such beautiful photos and powerful verses . . . so glad I found your blog to encourage my faith!



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