A Holy Word (Job 6:10) - Radical

A Holy Word (Job 6:10)

This would be my comfort. I would even exult in pain Unsparing for I have not denied the words of the Holy One.
– Job 6:10

Did you hear that last phrase? This is Job in the middle of this struggle of faith. And he says, “For I have not denied the words of the Holy One.”

Job 6:10 teaches us to hold fast to Scripture amidst trials.

Job is saying amidst the suffering he’s experiencing that he wants to hold fast to the words of the Holy One and not deny them, or distrust them in any way. And when I read that, I just think, yes, I want that in my life and I want to lead us to pray for that in each of our lives. No matter what we may find ourselves walking through in this world, that we would trust always in God’s Word, that we would not deny the words of God, the promises of God that are the rock to stand on when we’re walking through suffering.

The commands of God, that we would follow His commands even when we’re in the dark and things are not working out the way we want. That in no way you or I would deny the words of the Holy One, distrust or disobey the words of the Holy One.

And just think about that. The Holy One, his words are perfect. His words are true. When we walk through dark days, struggles of faith, cling to the Word of God. Hide it in your heart and let it be the rock upon which you stand. When everything else is falling apart know that the Holy One has spoken and you can trust God’s words.

Job 6:10 reminds us that God’s Word is a light for our paths.

Oh God, we praise you for your Word, especially when we walk through difficult days and there’s so many things we don’t understand and we’re confused about and we can’t see. We praise you for your Word that we can see, that we can know with certainty, that we can stand on. God, we praise you for all your promises in your Word. We praise you for all your commands, your instructions to us in your Word. When we don’t know what to do, we pray that you’d help us to do what we know to do according to your Word.

We praise you that you’ve not left us in the dark. Your Word is light, and it guides us, leads us, sustains us, helps us, directs us. We praise you, God, for your Word. I praise you for all the times in my own life when I have found myself struggling in this way or that way in deep ways, and your Word speaks to my heart and gives me the direction I need, gives me the rock to stand on. We praise you for that in all of our lives. And God, we pray that you help us never to deny your Holy Word.

Prayer for the Sirtican Bedoin People

And God, we pray for people who don’t have that Word praying today specifically for the Sirtican Bedouin people of Libya who are unreached, unengaged, meaning they don’t have as far as anyone knows, anyone working specifically to get your Word, the Gospel to them. God, we pray for the Sirtican, Bedouin people of Libya, this remote people group in the Saharan. Lord, please cause your Word to spread to the Sirtican, Bedouin people that they might be saved by your Word and in all the ways we’ve just prayed, strengthened, and sustained, and helped and guided and led by your Word. God cause laborers to go and spread your Word to the Sirtican Bedouin people.

We pray all of this in the name of Jesus, the Word made flesh in light of Job 6:10. In his name, we pray.

David Platt

David Platt serves as a pastor in metro Washington, D.C. He is the founder of Radical.

David received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of Don’t Hold Back, Radical, Follow MeCounter CultureSomething Needs to ChangeBefore You Vote, as well as the multiple volumes of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series.

Along with his wife and children, he lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area.


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