There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.
Today's Morsel: Reading through the book of Job, I find that Job had a great relationship with God. Even scripture tells us that Job was perfect and upright, and one that feared God and eschewed evil. In other words, Job made it a habit of doing what was right daily. Job didn't wait until his troubles came to begin to worship and to seek after God. He already knew where to turn when trials came. Many people seem to wait until they are overtaken in their trials and troubles before they seek God for help. But not Job. You see, when you are going through trials and unwanted circumstances in your life, you usually do not think straight and oftentimes you will make the wrong decision about your circumstances. But Job did things according to the word while he was in his right mind, and then when his trials came he could still find the strength to continue to worship his God and continue on the right path.
Sing: In His presence there's fullness of joy, at His right hand, pleasures forever more; Oh, what fellowship divine, I am His and He is mine. In the presence of the Lord there's fullness of joy.
Thought for Today: Obedience to the word, will ensure strength in times of trouble.