Suggested Reading: Job 27-28
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Key Verse: Job 28:28
And to man He said, “Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.”
It is a fact that Job had a sterling character. The Scripture tells us that the tongue is the most difficult member of our bodies to be brought under control. Job said, “My lips will not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit” (Job 27:4). No wonder God said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job?” (Job 1:8).
Another reading that will show us the character of Job is James 1:2-8. Before the Bible was written, before Jesus entered recorded history, before the coming of the Holy Spirit upon people, Job gives us an example of the fact that we can live in an upright way. We have great advantages over Job. We have no excuse for not living a life of integrity.
Again Job reveals his knowledge of nature. The barometer was invented approximately 400 years ago. It’s based on the weight of a column of air. Consider Job 28:25a, “weight for the wind.” 4,000 years ago wise people understood much more than we give them credit for. Many of our 21st century contemporaries seem to exhibit a pride of intellect which is not deserved. God reveals Himself to humble people!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I worship You! You are great!!! Hallelujah!!! May “Your kingdom come and Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” May I walk humbly before You in such a way that You will be honoured. In the Name of the One who pleased You always, the Lord Jesus, I pray, Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
Like Job and his friends, I’ve often wondered why injustice sometimes seems to triumph. I’ve come to the conclusion that on the scales of eternity, justice will be seen to triumph. Compared to the infinite, the finite here on Earth is microscopic in its dimensions. So I decided years ago to hang in there, looking to God daily for His wisdom, doing all I can do to alleviate suffering, hunger, strife, etc. in any way I can. When I’m able to do the right thing, I know that strength comes from God through seeking Him first every morning, and then keeping His ways in mind throughout the day. I believe that without the daily reading of God’s Word and without prayer, my life would be in shambles.
Thinking of all the minerals mentioned in today’s reading takes me back to the five years Norma-Jean, our children and I spent in what is Canada’s premier mining city, Sudbury, Ontario. Bill St. Pierre, our Development Director for the Circle Square Ranches for many years, worked in helping to develop new ways of prospecting for the mining companies. One means was to fly over the cambrian shield rocks with an umbilical chord which looked like a rope hanging out the back of the airplane, towing a little aircraft packed with instruments which recorded the content of the rocks below. I’m prospecting every day for the wealth waiting to be found in Holy Scripture. I pray fervently that this blog, attached to the Lord, will enable me to share the wealth with more and more people.
Yours, with a hope that all of us will “share the wealth” by sending this blog on to others,