Daily Archives: June 16, 2018

June 16 – Beatitudes Study Day 14

This summer, we are studying the Beatitudes that start-off Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:1-12. These ways that Jesus tells us we should act as Christians are counter-cultural, with blessings or rewards that will come in eternity, not here. We’ll be digging deeper into each of the 9 Beatitudes, looking at other verses in the Bible that describe each characteristic, Biblical characters that exude the Beatitudes, and the blessing that comes from it. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)

Job 42:5-6

42 Then Job replied to the Lord:
“I know that you can do all things;
    no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’
    Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,
    things too wonderful for me to know.
“You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak;
    I will question you,
    and you shall answer me.’
My ears had heard of you
    but now my eyes have seen you.
Therefore I despise myself
    and repent in dust and ashes.”

SOAP Note

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn for They Will Be Comforted | Jess Howell

Scripture

Job 42:5

Observation

Job had suffered and mourned for so long – questioning God and His purpose. And finally he saw what God was trying to do. He met God at His feet.

Application

After EVERYTHING Job had been through, after everything that had been taken away, Job stayed humble in the end, and repented for what he had said. Wow, I don’t know that I could have that kind of humility. I’ve heard the word humility a lot this week, so I know it’s from God that He would bring it back to mind. Humility requires me to rely on God, something I (and our world) so desperately need.

Prayer

Father, I pray that You would continue to bring me back to a spirit of humility in my life. I don’t want to fall into the trap of material things or feeling like I need to belong to anything other than You. Keep me focused.

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