Theme: THE PRACTICE OF GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS
Text: “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.” – Job 1:1.
Comment: That Job was described as “perfect and upright” does not mean that he never committed any sin (Ecclesiastes 7:20). The statement simply means that Job was committed to living right with God by way of running away from anything evil and doing what is right in the sight of God. Job was so righteously inclined that he even made supplication and intercessions ceaselessly to God for his children if peradventure they might have sinned against God in their hearts. – Job 1:5.
In the heat of the tribulations that came to him in quick succession such as losing all his property, losing his ten(10) children and been plagued by sore boils from the crown of his head to the sole of his feet, he did not turn away from practising the righteousness of God. He himself reaffirmed that he would not cease to practise the righteousness of God as long as he was alive. – Job 27:3-6.
That the end of Job was more blessed than the beginning is a pointer to the fact that continuing in the practice of God’s rigorousness, regardless of trials and tribulations, is very rewarding. – Job 42:12,13,16,17.
Is our practice of righteousness such that God can make such statement of commendation about us? Haggai the prophet admonished: “Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.” – Haggai 1:7.