Thursday, September 15, 2011

Job 31:28-30

This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge:
for I should have denied the God that is above, If I
rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me or lift
up myself when evil found him: Neither have I
suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse on his soul.

What is my usual reaction to the person who does me harm?

I cherish God and wish no harm.

O Holy One, please calm my soul and hold me close when I am tempted
to curse my enemy.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Job 30:25

Did I not weep for him that was in trouble?
Was not my soul grieved for the poor?

Who created the compassion in Job's heart?

I take time to feel the troubles of others.

Thank you, God, for your servant Job's concern for the troubled and
the poor. Thank you for all souls who respond with feeling to those who are in trouble.