Sentence 9

Sentence 9 covers some of my favorite books!

 Concerning the Poetical Books: Job is about suffering, Psalms about worship, Proverbs about wisdom, Ecclesiastes about meaning, and Song of Solomon about marital romance.

Remember these five do not further the storyline of the Old Testament’s history. Rather, they fit in according to when their author lived, or in the case of Job, when the character possibly lived.

 

Job: The book of Job records the suffering and consequent shaping of a man named Job. This man suffered much—the loss of his wealth, his children, and his health. After receiving counsel from his wife and three friends, Job finally heard from God. Rather than giving Job the answers he was looking for, God pelted Job with a long series of questions designed to establish His sovereignty over all of life. Job responded well and submitted to his wise, powerful, and loving God.


Psalms:
The book of Psalms is a collection of poetical songs spanning nearly nine centuries of Israel’s history used for both personal and corporate worship. The book is divided into five smaller books, Psalm 1-41, Psalm 42-72, Psalm 73-89, Psalm 90-106, and Psalm 107-150, which each end with a doxology. Plunging the depths of human emotion, these Psalms reflect the wide range of experience as one walks with God. Their intention is to capture readers’ hearts and lift them to praise and worship of the Lord.Job: The book of Job records the suffering and consequent shaping of a man named Job. This man suffered much—the loss of his wealth, his children, and his health. After receiving counsel from his wife and three friends, Job finally heard from God. Rather than giving Job the answers he was looking for, God pelted Job with a long series of questions designed to establish His sovereignty over all of life. Job responded well and submitted to his wise, powerful, and loving God.

Proverbs: The book of Proverbs is a collection of sayings designed to give readers wisdom. They are arranged in almost paragraphs-of-thought in chapters 1-9, short, pithy maxims in chapters 10-29, and then paragraphs again in chapters 30-31. These Proverbs address issues related to friendships, work, finances, sexuality, family, laziness, anger, the words one speaks, and so much more. They clearly set forth the consequences of both foolish and wise behavior.

Ecclesiastes: The book of Ecclesiastes is Solomon’s summary thoughts on man’s search for meaning in life. Recounting his own personal quest, he said the deepest longings of his soul were not found in life without God—learning without God, money without God, pleasure without God. No, true meaning and lasting joy can only be found by viewing life as a gift from the Creator and living in obedience to Him. Life with God does not mean all of life’s mysteries will be understood, but that humble trust and simple submission is the path to a satisfied soul.

Song of Solomon: The Song of Solomon is a collection of love poems celebrating marital love and romance. In this book, through beautiful, picturesque language, the romantic love between man and woman finds full expression. The various poems celebrate the couple spending lingering time together, praising each other’s beauty, expressing their mutual desire, and even consummating their love. The book is a clear reminder that God created romance and wants His children to enjoy it fully in the context of marriage.

Day 17- Guidance. Today I am overwhelmed with thanks for Gods guidance. The future is full of options and opportunities. I am so thankful that the Lord holds my future in his hands. He will guide my steps. 

“In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.”
Proverbs 16:9

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