Sunday, October 28, 2012

Job 28:28

Job 28:28 And he said to man "the fear of the Lord that is wisdom and to shun evil that is understanding."

Job did just this.  He was known as a man who was blameless and upright.  One who feared God and shunned evil.

Job was a wise man. 

He got it.

Fear God - hold him in highest esteem, respect him, revere him.

That is what Job did.  That is how Job lived.

He did not sin against God.

But he was still confused by it all.

Why so much tragedy struck him.

It really truly comes down to this.

God is sovereign
God is in control
God does what he wants when he wants

But his timing and purpose is always good.

Even if it doesn't make sense this side of eternity.

The big picture is what our purpose here on earth is

To glorify God
To praise him
To love him
To seek him
To share him with others

Sometimes that is going to involve things that are painful for us

But we can never stop looking at the big picture of advancing God's kingdom

and sharing him with others

That is wisdom

That is fear of the Lord.

That is how I want to live my life.


  1. Job, I get confused, too. You are not alone. I try to live my life by following in Jesus' footsteps.


  2. Beautifully spoken. Yes, Job was faithful and good in celebrating His glory, even though troubled and confused with all the tragedies and burdens laid on him.

  3. That is my prayer, too. To trust when it doesn't make sense. Good words!