DEVOTIONAL READING: Jeremiah 14:14–22 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Job 5, 24; Psalm 55:12–23
JOB 24:1, 9–12, 19–25
1 Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?
9 They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.
10 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry;
11 Which make oil within their walls, and tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.
12 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.
19 Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned.
20 The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree.
21 He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow
22 He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no…