Pastor Tim Romero
2 minutes reading time (410 words)
Job 1:1 (ESV): "There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil."
If God described you in a few sentences what would He say? Could He say you are blameless and upright and that you fear Him and turn away from evil? Your testimony doesn't just matter before man but before God. Don't forget that He knows all. Fear the Lord and walk in obedience to Him all while resting in the finished work of Christ.
The book of Job is an amazing testimony of a man who loved God and who walked by faith even when it hurt. It shows us that God is sovereign and that He is with us through every trial working all things together for the good (Ro 8:28). The enemy means to destroy us and God uses his shenanigans to build us up. However we must choose to walk by faith in all things and trust God.
When the trials of life come do you shake your fist at God or do you walk by faith knowing that he has allowed the trial for your good? We are reminded that our trials are meant to test our faith and to produce steadfastness that we may be perfect and complete lacking nothing (James 1:2-4). It all begins with a proper fear of God. The awestruck wonder of who God is ought to motivate us to live for Him. He is present and acting on our behalf through it all and thus we ought to honor Him in the midst of suffering.
If you are not suffering well through trials today press into the Lord and trust what He says about why He allows these things. He is revealing to us where we really sit with Him and how much we really trust Him. Endure hardship like a good solider and trust the Lord. He is up to something good. Just wait and see.
Father, thank You for the ability through Your Son to be blameless and upright before You. He makes up the difference where we fail. Help us to do our part in walking by faith and trusting You while enduring hardship. Create a proper fear of who You are in that we might live all the more for You. We love You Lord, in Jesus' name, amen.