When God Says No Part 1

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We've all had times when we didn't something we wanted. It would be easy to get mad at God and walk away. We feel he doesn't care. The story of Job is one of tremendous suffering, and yet Job stuck with God. Here is chapter 42 it shows

Job answered the Lord:
2I know you can do anything;
no plan of yours can be opposed successfully.
3You said, “Who is this darkening counsel without knowledge?”
I have indeed spoken about things I didn’t understand,
wonders beyond my comprehension.
4You said, “Listen and I will speak;
I will question you and you will inform me.”
5My ears had heard about you,
but now my eyes have seen you.
6Therefore, I relent and find comfort
on dust and ashes.

Later in verse 12 is shows

Then the Lord blessed Job’s latter days more than his former ones. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys. 13He also had seven sons and three daughters. 14He named one Jemimah, a second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch. 15No women in all the land were as beautiful as Job’s daughters; and their father gave an inheritance to them along with their brothers. 16After this, Job lived 140 years and saw four generations of his children. 17Then Job died, old and satisfied.

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Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due

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Today I'm returning to the SOAP study practice.

Scripture

Observations

Applications

Prayer

I take a look at Proverbs 3:

The parts that jumped out at me was how God is so interested in our hearts, and you see how God is telling us WHY to these items. He is showing us the benefits.

Blessed are those who find wisdom,
    those who gain understanding,
14 for she is more profitable than silver
    and yields better returns than gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies;
    nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand;
    in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are pleasant ways,
    and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;
    those who hold her fast will be blessed.

So when you think of those things you would just love to have (A recliner, an iPhone, etc) they are just NOTHING compared to what wisdom in your life can bring.

What are part of Proverbs 3 jumped out at you?