January 22 | Who is Job?

Today’s Reading:

Read Job 1

Job was one of God’s Chosen People. He was a man who loved God and lived in a way that was pleasing
to God. Job had seven sons and three daughters. God had blessed Job with a lot he was very wealthy.
He had a lot of land and livestock both signs of wealth in the time when Job was alive.

Job 1:3 says, “Job was the greatest man among all the people in the East.” He was a pretty big deal! Not
only was he a great man he loved God and God knew that Job would always love Him no matter what

Sadly, lots of bad things happened to Job. He lost his children and he lost his land and his livestock. All
the things that people would have said made him wealthy were taken away from him. Job 1:22 says,
“Throughout all of this, Job did not sin or blame God for anything.”

Even though bad things happened to Job and even though he was sad about it, Job did not stop
believing and trusting in God. He trusted that God was faithful even though Job did not necessarily
understand why God was allowing the bad things to happen.


Have you ever had something bad happen to you? Did you feel alone or sad? Thank God today that you
can know that you were not alone! Even when bad things happen, God is always with us.

January Memory Verse:

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Using the daily reading prompts from George H. Guthrie’s Read the Bible for Life, here’s how to use this devotional:
  1. Bring your Bible!  Your kids need to see that everything you are reading to them or learning about comes from an actual Bible!
  2. Each day starts with a reading prompt.  Read the selection as a family.  If your kids are readers, encourage them to read along with you.
  3. After you’ve read the passage, read the short devotional thought that goes along with each passage.
  4. Prayer and application are important any time we read God’s word!  After each devotional, there is a challenge to help apply what your family has read that day.
  5. There is a reading for six days of the week.  The last reading of the week is a Gospel Conversation Prompt to help you connect the reading from the week with God’s plan for salvation.

Other Resources:

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january memory verse coloring sheet

january fill-in-the-blank activity

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