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"Life Is Short" from Job 14:1-22

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We must be aware that death will come to us and no one is exempted.

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Life is full of troubles.

James 1:10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower.

James 4:14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

Psalm 144:4 They are like a breath;
their days are like a fleeting shadow.
Man's days are determined.

Hebrews 9:27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,
We believers should not believe in Reincarnation. Once you die, you will surely face judgement. We cannot escape hardship in life.

He will forgive and forget. Countenance means face or reflection.
Life is short, and that is the reason - we should live here on earth worthy and pleasing to God.

"He Alone Has True Counsel And Understanding" from Job 12:1-25

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One of the highlights here at Job, is to prove what faith is. Here Job answer the accusation of Zophar. We should not be wise in our own eyes.

1st pt. verse 1-12 means like opinionated.

James 3:15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.

Isaiah 5:21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
and clever in their own sight.
Inferior means low. Job defend himself that we are all equal and only God is the highest. You can learn on animals and creatures, of what their lives. Like the example of Jesus that we should be like birds, we should trust God just like them.

Key verse: Job12:13 “To God belong wisdom and power;
counsel and understanding are his.
2nd pt. verse 13-25.

Psalm 147:5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.

Proverbs 2:6-7 6 For the LORD gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He holds success in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk i…

"Considered God's Calling" Acts 8:26-40

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We have to considered God's calling. Like the song "The Shepherd of My Soul"
"I give you full control wherever you may lead I will follow, I have made the choice to listen to your voice wherever you may lead I will go"

Read God's word and listen to God's voice.

Angel means messenger.
If you have talent and money but not considering God's calling everything will be useless..
God is our teacher and all we have to do is read God's word to know what He wants you to do.

Romans 10:14
14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

Be sensitive to God's guidance.

"There Is No Condemnation In Christ" from Job 11:1-20

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We are the one that is supposed to be punished. But because of Jesus Christ who died on the cross, whomever follows Him will not be punished.

Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

Now on his book, Zophar means sparrow or chirping. He was the youngest friend of Job. Vindicated means justified or blameless. When someone makes a mistake we should not condemn them quickly, instead we should pray for one another as one in Christ.

John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Two kinds of wisdom from James; focus on self and wisdom from God. When God forgives, He forget. God didn't blame us but loves us.

James 1:9 Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position.

Psalm 103:10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.

Isaiah 55:9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your…