Job is one of my favorite characters in the Bible. He loves God (Job 1:1). He loves his kids (Job 1:2) and he’s a really great business tycoon as evident by his thousands of cattle ranch (Job 1:2-3).
Certainly, Job was considered as the Bill Gates of his time. He’s a real big shot—being the “greatest man in the East” (Job 1:3).
He’s got servants to serve him and his family. His kids could party and take turns hosting each other regularly perhaps, in their own houses that their father Job built for them.
Yet, in all Job’s capacity as very wealthy man, he lived on one principle that made his name enduring and still one of the most recognizable Bible figures in our time.
This is what Job said in chapter 23:12–I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.
Amazing! He’s got everything he needed in life. His kids are enjoying the fruit of his labor. His servants, I presume are also happy serving under Job.
But Job’s heart valued more than his treasures or wealth, instead, he valued the word of God more than anything else.
Psalm 119 records more than a hundred verses that speak of God’s word’s effect in our life.
The word of God keeps us from sin (Psalm 119:9 & 11), His word is trustworthy (v. 89), it illuminates our path when we pass through uncertain times (v. 105), it gives us the power to say no to decisions that would lead us to wrong path (v. 127-128).
This July 22 (Wed.) and 25 (Sat.), we are having our WordTalk, our discipleship training and equipping that aims to ingrain among the people the passion and love for the word.
Join us this coming Wednesday 7 pm at the St. Thomas Square Victory U-Belt or Saturday (July 25) at 6:30 pm.
See you all there!