These are vital, of course, but if you take your family responsibilities seriously, your spiritual responsibilities also will be important to you. Job 1:1-5 QUALITIES THAT PLEASE GOD THEODORE EPP In Strength for the Journey In brief but pointed phrases Job is described in the first verse in the book: "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" (Job 1:1). In the Old Testament context this refers to a man who had a reverential trust of God coupled with a hatred for evil. With that trust in God grows a sensitivity to sin and a hatred of it.First of all, he is said to be "perfect." This word does not refer to sinless perfection but to the fact that Job wholeheartedly wanted to please God. He had a good relationship with other human beings, which was due to his having a right relationship with God. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" (Ps. Fourth, Job was a man who eschewed evil, which means that he turned away from it. His manner of life corresponded to his relationship with God.You can do more than just refuse to participate; you can put some space between you and your temptation. Job 1:5 A Family Man Woodrow Kroll So it was, when the days of feasting had run their course, that Job would send and sanctify them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all.
Teacher and author Jon Scieszka thought children would be fascinated by such a revision. His book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs quickly went through several printings and made the list of bestselling children's books.He charged that Job had selfish motives for serving God. He tries to convince us that evil motives are good and that good motives are evil.Lord, we admit that we are often intrigued with Satan's subtle reasoning, especially when it feeds our own selfish desires.He demonstrated his love for his family not only by providing for their physical well-being but also by interceding for them at God’s throne of grace. The pressure to provide for the physical needs of our family is great.