Though your beginning was small,Yet your latter end would increase abundantly.
Job 8:7 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Job 8:7 (NIV) ― 7 Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.
Job 8:7 (NLT) ― 7 And though you started with little, you will end with much.
Job 8:7 (MSG) — 7 Even though you’re not much right now, you’ll end up better than ever.
Thoughts of Devotion:
As we come to the end of another year, and enter a new year 2016 , the Lord has a word for our lives. He wants to do awsome things in our lives, families and ministry! As we seek direction from God in prayer, the word for the coming year 2016 is “The Best is Yet to Come.” This is what the Holy Spirit is speaking to our congregation. For this reason we must prepare for a special time where we will experience even greater things in our lives. Now is the time to turn the page in our situation and declare that the best is yet to come.
It is important to recognize that our past does not determine the future God has prepared. His Word declares, ” Though your beginning was small, Yet your latter end would increase abundantly.” (Job 8: 7 NASB). This is what we must believe and confess in our hearts. God never calls us to stay in the past, his will is that we move to the new thing that he has for us! All of our past has only been the process that God uses to bless our future. Nothing has been in vain, everything was to position ourselves for what lies ahead.
Better times are before us, better days are coming where we will see the glory of God as we have never before experienced. Of course we understand that God has been faithful and has given us many blessings in the past, but we must believe that there’s more! We cannot for a second be satisfied in the place we are in today. We must move towards our future, with determination and great anticipation of all God has prepared for us in the near future. Let us be thankful to God for all that he has done already, but let’s remember that now is the precise time to look towards the future and declare in faith that the best is yet to come!
Job 42:12 (NKJV) ― 12 Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.
Job 36:11 (NKJV) ― 11 If they obey and serve Him, They shall spend their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures.
Job 1:10 (NKJV) ― 10 Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
Job 22:21 (NKJV) ― 21 “Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; Thereby good will come to you.
Psalm 25:13 (NKJV) ― 13 He himself shall dwell in prosperity, And his descendants shall inherit the earth.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV) ― 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
James 5:11 (NKJV) ― 11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the endintended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.