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August 4

Living in view of God
Job 40-42 / 1Corinthians 7-9

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OT

40:3-4 Then Job answered the LORD “I am unworthy—how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.”

42:5-6 “My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.”

NT

7:17 Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.

:29-30 What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none; those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep;

8:1b-3 Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. But the man who loves God is known by God.

9:24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.


OT Flash Points

The Dragon – the pinnacle of created power
God’s antidote: Pray for those who accuse you

NT Flash Points

Marriage – the pinnacle of God’s order and spiritual test in this life
God’s antidote: You are not your own


Perspective

Stay where God puts you
Don’t reorganize & start over
Build where you are
In the world but not of it

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