S O A P / 20.10.2021

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Job 7:17 What is mankind that you make so much of them, that you give them so much attention? O-bservation: Job, in a very desperate state, asks God why He cares about humankind. In contemporary  terms, Job might as well have said, “What’s The Big Deal About Humankind?” Job had encountered the absolute worst experience a man could have in the history of forever. He had lost everything and was now sitting in an ash heap as sick as a dog. A-pplication: This verse sounds almost like a replica of the words of King David in Psalm 8:5, yet when David asked the same question Job is asking here, David was asking it more in terms of adoration for our great God Almighty reaching down to love us every minute of the day. David was saying, “You’re so amazing because you love us.” Whereas Job is almost saying, “We’re such idiots and such low-class failures that it calls into question why YOU, who claims to be all-powerful, would do that?” Job is discouraged when he asks the question, and David is encouraged. With my limited understanding of Holy Scripture and my weak understanding of history as recorded,...