Six thousand years ago a guy named Job (pronounced Joe-wb) was imortalized with the following words.
There was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless, a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil. – Job 1:1
I could stop right here. What an epitaph! It doesn’t get any better than that does it.
But it does!
Then the LORD asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and will have nothing to do with evil.” – Job 1:8
God himself said the exact same thing about Job and added that in all the earth he was the best. Wow!
I’m left wondering, would I like my name inserted into that sentence? And would I have enduring faith like Job’s when in the crucible as a result?
Lord, I truly want to please you. Please forgive me for my frequent lack of faith and occasional lapses in integrity. May I have the wisdom to foresee and to stay away from evil. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
… a man named Jan.