Prayer: Help us to grow as we look to you as we serve. Amen.
Reading: Job 38:1-41 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: As we look at servanthood this week, we stumble upon this reading from Job. Job could be a used as a character study in servanthood. Despite some very tough circumstances, he continued to look to God for guidance and hope.
But, he also had his moments! In this passage, he asks God a question and God chastises him a bit. God reminds Job that God is more power, knows more, and should not be questioned.
This passage reminds me the importance of keeping our eyes on God as we are servants. Our spiritual growth is important as we serve others. We need to look to God for strength, guidance, and knowledge. So as we serve, we need to grow in our faith as well. Keep studying the Bible, go to worship, pray, and practice Christian hospitality while you continue to serve! –Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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