Such sin is like a fire that burns until it destroys everything.
It would completely ruin my life’s work.
Job 31.12 ERV

Many a ruler has been toppled after getting caught in some crime or moral offense. Not a few of God’s people have also lost influence and destroyed their ministry as well. Job defends himself with his knowledge of what sin would do to his life and service to God. He takes the long view, rather than succumb to the momentary desire. Sin destroys, and it destroys completely. This knowledge will keep many a saint from the wrong step.

FaithfulnessMany have abandoned the truth of the gospel. Others, upon learning of original Christianity according to the New Testament, have refused to follow Jesus and remained in their way of perdition. Even in the midst of suffering, Job maintained his commitment to God’s commandments.

I have not departed from the commands of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth
more than my daily food.
Job 23:12 HCSB Continue reading

Affliction
Four lessons from Job's words

Have you ever reached a moment in life when it just didn’t make sense? When the pain was too heavy to bear? When no one understood, and words of comfort merely worsened the affliction?

Then Job responded:
“Oh, if only my grief could be weighed,
and my misfortune laid on the scales too!
But because it is heavier than the sand of the sea,
that is why my words have been wild.
Job 6:1-3 NET

The Lord was not shocked by Job’s words, but his friends, who had never gone through anything similar, answered him harshly.

What can we learn from Job’s words? Continue reading