January 29 | God Responds to Job

Today’s Reading:

Read Job 38; Job 42:2

Do you remember all those questions Job had for God? In Job 38 we find out God’s answers to those questions. 

God reminded Job who He was.  In verse 4, God asks, “Where were you when I established the earth?”  God was reminding Job that He had created everything and could be trusted. Now, it was God’s turn to ask Job some questions to get Job to think about who God was.  Who made the sea?  Who hung the stars?  Who makes it rain or snow?  Who is in charge of all of the animals?  Job remembered that God was the one who was powerful enough to do all of that. 

Job recognized that if God can take care of all of creation, God can be trusted with his life.  Job answered in Job 42:2, “I know that you can do anything, and no plan of yours can be thwarted.” 

*This week you will notice that our daily reading plan for families will be slightly different than the Chronological Plan that Dr. Guthrie outlined.  The goal for our Family Resource is to move the narrative along in a developmentally appropriate manner while including as much of the narrative as possible.  


As a family, look up the word “thwarted” and talk about what it means.  Thank God that nothing can stop Him from doing what He plansTalk about how important it is to trust that His plans are for the best– even when we don’t understand them

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