Kathleen’s thoughts 10th January
The covenant Job made with his eyes intrigued me today. Lust is a huge problem in our society especially the way they dress. Woman walk into a mall half naked with everything exposed for every husband and son to lust after them. There are men struggling with porn and then you see this in the mall and it causes them to fall into sin. Matthew 5:28 But I say to you that everyone who so much as looks at a woman with evil desire for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. So here you find God telling us in the Old and the New Testament. We need to have respect for our bodies as it is the temple for the Holy Spirit. "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body," (1 Cor. 6:19-20).
I’m getting rather side tracked here but when I continue to read on with Job we know he was a righteous man but it’s all I, me and how good I am and I don’t sin. But we all sin and fall short of the glory of God. So Elihu who is younger than Job comes and reproves Job and tells him because of his age does not mean he has not wisdom. Job 32:7-8 I thought that age should speak and maturity should teach wisdom…But it is a spirit in man and the breath of the Almighty that give him understanding. Food for thought
For God speaks time and again but a person may not notice it. In a dream, a vision in the night when deep sleep falls on people as the slumber on their beds, He uncovers their ears at that time and terrifies them with warning Job 33: 14-16 The Bible teaches that God relayed His messages through the power of the Holy Spirit, to His chosen servants by visions and dreams. These messages were also given to the apostles and prophets (, ).
Job 34:21 For His eyes watch over a man’s ways, and He observes all his steps.
Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
God will guide you and make straight your paths
Job 35: 3 For you ask, “what does it profit You, and what benefit comes to me, if I do not sin?” Mark 8:36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life
There is also blessings and curses here. Job 36:11-12
If they serve Him obediently, they will end their days in prosperity and their years in happiness…But if they do not obey, they will cross the river of death and die without knowledge.
God tells us in Deut. 30:19 There is blessings and curses life or death choose life that it will go well with your descendants.
That sums it up in one package. What do you choose today?