Saturday, 25 December 2010

Job did not sin

In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong. – Job 1v22

Job had lost everything. It was all gone. Family, land, livestock, and possessions were wiped out in an instant.

I think about myself in situations where things go wrong. I am challenged by Job all through all of these references in this section of Job. He said ‘Blessed be the name of the Lord.’ He did not sin. He held fast to his integrity.

For today we look at the words ‘In all this Job did not din.’

I wonder how often it could be sad of us, when hard times come, that we did not sin. This is said of Job from God’s perspective. That means that Job did not only not sin visibly, but he did not even sin in his heart.

I think the focus here is that Job did not sin, because no matter how bad it was, he did not blame God.

How do we do in times of trouble? Are we able to avoid sin in both action and attitude? Is it sad of us that, for example, ‘In all this Roger did not sin nor charge God with wrong?’

Happy Christmas to everyone! It is a beautiful snow covered White Christmas here in Naas.

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