January 26 | Job Asks Hard Questions

Today’s Reading:

Read Job 20-21

Do you ever wonder why?  Like- why is the sky blue?  Why do we call cake “cake”?  Why are elephants so big and mice so small?  There are a lot of things we don’t have the answers to, aren’t there?  But, asking questions, even if you don’t know that there’s an answer- or even if the answer you get is not the one you want- is not a bad thing!  Job asked God a lot of questions! 

As each day passed and Job continued to face hardships, Job had some questions!  He did not understand why God was allowing the bad things to happen in his life.  And guess what?  God was okay with Job’s questions!  Being faithful to God does not mean we can’t ask him the “why” questions.  Sometimes things we face are hard and they don’t make sense.  We can trust that God is big enough to handle any question we ask. 


If you could ask God anything, what would you askWrite that question out or draw a picture of what you would want to askThank God that He never gets tired of hearing our voices and that we can ask him anything! 

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