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09 January 2014 @ 01:28 pm
A MAN WHO FEARS GOD  
A WORTHY EXAMPLE
JOB

    Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil." Job 1:8 NIV
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    The story of Job is quite frightening to a believer’s heart. The interaction between God and Satan is something that we really cannot comprehend. But God did not expect Job, or his friends, to understand everything that transpired in Heaven. One thing we know; Job was living righteously and God was proud of him. Those of us, who want to please God, would do well to look at his example.
    Job prayed for his children even into adulthood. He raised them to love each other and enjoy one another's company, but he also maintained a discerning attitude, knowing that they could fall into sin.
    Job maintained his integrity in spite of the most adverse of circumstances, and when it was all over, he prayed for his friends who had completely misjudged him.
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    Lord, I would never ask for the trials that Job and his wife endured, but I do want to be the kind of person who would make You proud. You taught us to pray, do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one." (Luke 11:4 NKJV) I am praying this for myself and my family and friends today. Amen
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    "After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before."
    "The LORD blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the first."
Job 42:10, 12a NIV

 
 
 
brother_dour: pic#90147207brother_dour on January 11th, 2014 02:59 pm (UTC)
And that made everything okay again. Yay, a happy ending.
abidinglife: orchidsabidinglife on January 11th, 2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
Not that simple for sure, just as the threads of our lives are bitter sweet. The blessings of today do not make all of the losses of yesterday go away. But knowing that God understands when even our friends do not has been a comfort to me.