July 8, 2014

Today you should read: Job 27

In today’s passage we see Job making another claim defending his integrity and hoping for vindication from the Lord. Job’s friends are convinced that Job is hiding some sort of sin and God is punishing him for it. Yet, Job knows that he is not hiding anything and is seeking vindication from God. There are a couple of things that we can take away from today’s passage.

1. In the end character shines through.

In verses 13-23, Job explains the rewards of the wicked. He states that the wicked may heap up silver and clothing but in the end the righteous will wear it. This is important for us to remember when we are going through a hard time. We may not get vindication immediately or in this life at all. At times we may be going through something that we can’t explain to those around us but you know your heart. Be encouraged that a pure heart will always shine through.

2. Be patient with your friends.

Job became more and more frustrated with his friends because of their accusations. As friends we need to learn from this and not pass harsh judgments when we don’t understand. However, to be fair Job’s friends were reacting to a general truth for that day and time. Often, people brought on God’s wrath when they were in sin. For example, read Joshua 7:10-26.

When we are going through a trial give your friends grace because they may not understand how to help you. They may say insensitive things at times without meaning to. Know that in the end your character will shine through either good or bad and sometimes God uses your trials to help your friends grow as well.

Posted by:Chad Wiles

Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

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