Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Church of the Living God
Bible Study Lesson
Presenter: Overseer Ennis F. Tait

Date:   Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Series: Staying Strong in the Midst of Your Storm
Focus Verses:   Job 1:21

Today’s Discussion:    “The Lord Gives and Takes”

The most important question for believers is “from whence cometh our help”  According to Psalms 121:1, our help comes from the LORD.  The “help” to which I am referring can be defined in so many different ways.  Abraham testifies that God will provide.  The bible confirms that God will supply all our needs according to HIS riches in glory. (Philippians 4:19)

The lesson aim is to confirm that God is our greatest resource.  More importantly, God never comes up short or falls behind on his commitment to provide for us. (Numbers 23:19)

Job’s testimony following the multiple calamities that took him by surprise bears witness of the grace of God toward us.  We are benefactors of God’s grace and mercy.  We have not earned this right but it has been afforded to us by God.  Job’s reaction and response to all that occurred should inspire every reader to reevaluate our relationship to the “Holy and Almighty God”.  Job identifies to acts of God that are governed by HIS sovereignty:

“the Lord gave and the Lord taketh away” KJV

“the Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away” NLT

“God gives, God takes.” MSG

“The Lord gave these things to me, and he has taken them away.” NCV

What can we take from this passage of scripture that can be applied to everyday life?

Final thought:  God wants to have constant habitation with us and not just unscheduled visitations.