January 24 | Job’s Friend, Zophar

Today’s Reading:

Read Job 11

Another one of Job’s friends was named Zophar. Do you have any friends named Zophar? It’s a
different name, isn’t it?

Zophar talked to Job about what he was going through and just like Bildad he gave Job some bad advice.
He told Job that God was punishing him because of sins Job had committed. Zophar recognized God’s
power. He also recognized that God is forgiving. But Zophar did not recognize God’s mercy.

When bad things happen to us, instead of assuming or believing that the bad thing has happened to us
because of something wrong we have done, we should pray and ask God to help us depend on him in
the time of struggle.


Ask God to help you always depend on him no matter what situation you might be facing.

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:

january memory verse

january memory verse song

january memory verse coloring sheet

january fill-in-the-blank activity

january calendar