Jan 29, 2015
In yesterday's reading, Jacob arrived in Egypt with his family. Excluding more extended family, the whole group numbered 70 people at that time.
We turn to Job 29, which is his 4th chapter of monologue. Today Job speaks of his former blessings.
12 For I assisted the poor in their need
and the orphans who [needed/required] help.
18 “I thought, ‘Surely [my death will come after a good, long life//I will die surrounded by my family
after a long, good life] and I will be surrounded by my family.
24 When they were discouraged, I [had only to smile//smiled] at them.
My look of approval was precious to them.
Yesterday's reading in 1 Peter included the wonderful “Living
Stones” passage which includes much about our spiritual identity
because of our being joined to Christ, the Corner Stone.
15 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your
life. And if someone asks about [where you have placed your hope//your Christian hope], always be ready to explain [about Christ/it].