Footprints No. 15

  • January 15, 2020

Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the ear h, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil? And still he holds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause.” (Job 2:3 NKJV)

Job should be our model of faithfulness. In spite of the many temptations Satan gave him, he was able to maintain his faithfulness before God. What characterizes Job? Notice first that it is God who approved of his character to Satan. Job went through great sufferings and lost all that he enjoys in life. He lost all his properties and was left with nothing to provide for himself and his family. He lost his children in a tragic way, where all his seven sons and three daughters died. He was also afflicted with a disease, making him suffer severely. He lost everything, even his wife who was supposed to strengthen Job. Instead, she wanted Job to abandon God. What Job did was to praise and worship God instead. God said he was blameless and upright; God fearing and loyal to Him. We must aspire to be like Job. In God’s eyes, he was blame- less, perfect. To be perfect is to be complete, whole, matured. (1) We should be perfect before God. Though, we sin, for all have sinned and fell short of the glory of God, we should reach perfection. We can be excellent by serving and following Him the best we can. (2) We should be upright in our way of life. We decide and act correctly and righteously. (3) We should fear God or revere God. Put Him first in our priorities. If we do that, we shall have knowledge and understanding of His will. (4) Likewise, we should be faithful to Him no matter what. In all and every situation, let us keep our faith and loyalty to Him. Obedient to His will. See yourself perfect like Job and you will develop his godly character.

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