Promising and Following Through

by admin ~ October 18th, 2015. Filed under: Brandenburg.

God said about Job (1:8), “Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?”  God said Job was a perfect and an upright man, and then God allowed for him to go through a lot in the way of suffering. He lost a lot and was taken through agony.  On top of this, he received the disdain of others around him, as described as the worst possible social treatment anyone could give.  Job talks about his life, his standard for staying righteous and he recounts his method for living right in Job 31:1.  As you read that chapter, you could characterize the principle as integrity.  His life was sincere.  It was truthful.  He lived what he believed out of a true, a real, relationship with God.  He maintained purity by, first, he says, “I made a covenant with mine eyes.”  He made a covenant, a promise.   Since he made a promise, he had to keep it.  He had to stay true to his promise, because he was honest, his life was true. He relates keeping that promise to the judgment of God.  God knew he had promised and he was responsible before God.  That’s how a person of faith lives, who wants to keep what he believes. He promises and he keeps the promise.  Many people would say that they will follow through with their promises in business, but do you keep yours with God?

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