January 27 | Job Trusts In God’s Plan For His Life

Today’s Reading:

Read Job 23

There were a lot of things in Job’s life that he did not understand.  But one thing he knew for sure- even if he could not always feel God’s presence or see His hand moving- He could trust in God’s plan.  Job trusted in God’s plan – no matter what the outcome of his circumstances would be. 

Job 23:8-12 

“If I go east, he is not there, and if I go west, I cannot perceive him.  9 When he is at work to the north, I cannot see him; when he turns south, I cannot find him. 10 Yet he knows the way I have taken;
when he has tested me, I will emerge as pure gold. 11 My feet have followed in his tracks; I have kept to his way and not turned aside. 12 I have not departed from the commands from his lips;
I have treasured the words from his mouth more than my daily food.” 

Job was confident that God KNEW what he was going through and that HE was with him each step of the way.  We can have that same confidence as we live from day to day. 


What do you want to be when you grow upAsk God to trust in His plan for that – not yours- so you are sure that you are following what He is calling you to do. 

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