Friday, January 11, 2013

God is still Good...

People seem to be improving and then die....

GOD IS STILL GOOD!!

Houses burn...

GOD IS STIL GOOD!!

Innocent children die...

GOD IS STILL GOOD!!

Job's wife wanted him to curse God...

"His wife asked him, 'Are you still holding on to your principles? Curse God and die!'"
Job 2:9 GW

 However, Job stood fast and replied:

"You're talking like a godless fool. We accept the good that God gives us. 
Shouldn't we also accept the bad." 
Job 2:10a GW 

The next part of verse 10 is what trips this "Yahweh Young un"* up:

"Through all of this Job's lips did not utter one sinful word."
Job 2:10b GW

Job was diligent. 
Read the second half of verse 10 again..
Here is how it reads in The Message:

"Not once through all this did Job sin. He said nothing against God."

Job's loss included all his fortune, all his children and his health. 
Yet, he did not utter one sinful word or say anything against God. 

In my lifetime of 45 years so far: 

~ I have experienced the loss of one child through miscarriage, 
~ Never had any fortune to lose
 ~ Have been battling with various health issues for the last 18 months

Yet, unlike righteous Job, I can NOT say:

I have NOT "uttered one sinful word"

God is slowly revealing to me this is the reason "diligent" is My One Word for 2013. 

JOB WAS DILIGENT.

Diligent is described in the following ways and these are all qualities and characteristics in Job,
which I want God to put in me:

~ Marked by persevering, painstaking effort
~ Persistent and hard working
~ Characterized by a steady, earnest and energetic effort

Job understood Joshua 22:5:

"But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul."

In adversity Job, cleaved to God and served Him with all His heart and with all His soul...

Job knew that circumstances, whether good or bad, did not change one specific REALITY...

 GOD IS STILL GOOD!!

Are you walking in circumstances that have caused you to forget GOD IS STILL GOOD?
You are not alone, I have been there. 
Yet, today I choose to have the mindset of "Diligent" Job and cry out:

GOD IS STILL GOOD!!!




**Yahweh Young un: One of God's children.** 

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