1 In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. Job 1:1 (NIV)
There are most certainly times in life when we compare ourselves to Job. I know that I have uttered the words, “having a Job moment” attempting to place myself in his category.
The reality is that Job’s lived a blameless and upright life and yet God permitted him to be tested beyond typical human endurance. I, am not blameless, have not led and upright life, yet thankfully the Blood of Jesus covers me. The loss of children, fortune and health would bring most of us to our knees or send us to bed or floor curled into fetal positions praying for a swift end or even death.
Job had every reason to be upset, yet through it all he asked to be shown where he had done wrong Job 6:24 24 “Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.” As we go through difficulties, hit speed bumps that slow our earthly progress and illnesses that sap our will and strength, let us remember the example of Job. Through it all God is to be praised, God is to be honored and we are to seek to learn where we have fallen short. Seeking God’s direction, making clear and sincere our confessions, petitions and requests. Holding fast to God knowledge that He is right there with us, through it all!
Making His praise glorious!
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