Posted: Monday, August 21
1 Corinthians 14:1-17
Verse of the day:
“There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil.”( Job 1:1)
The book of Job starts out sounding almost like a fairy tale. “Once upon a time there lived a perfect man name Job...” But the story of Job is far from a fairy tale and it’s far from fiction. Job was a real man and the events that follow verse 1 were real events. The book of Job can be daunting, and depressing to read. It is hard to imagine someone going through such immense suffering and tragedy. It’s even harder to imagine going through that with the amount of integrity that Job did.
The book of Job proves to us that no matter what our circumstances are it's possible to get through them serving God with integrity. Jesus says in Matthew 19:24, “I’ll say it again—it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!” When the book of Job starts, Job is a rich man. The Bible makes a point of describing all the wealth and blessings that he had in his life. However, Job did not let his wealth tempt him away from God. He shows it’s possible to serve God while having wealth.
Job looses all of his wealth, his kids, his possessions, and his health. I think we can all think of someone who has abandoned their faith in God due to losing just one of these things, but Job shows us it’s possible to loose everything and still trust God.