By Yang Laidi I’m Yang Laidi, sixty-two years old this year. In 1985, because my husband had health problems, our […]
Job Could Return All that He Had Willingly Out of His Fear of God (2)
Job’s fear and obedience toward God are an example to mankind, and his perfectness and uprightness have reached the peak of the humanity that man should have. Although he did not see God, he experienced the real existence of God. He feared God because of his experience, and obeyed God because of his fear of God. He let God take away his everything without any complaint and prostrated himself on the ground and told God that even if God took away his flesh at that moment, he would be willing and have no complaint. He had all these manifestations because of his perfect and upright humanity. That is to say, because Job was simple, honest, and kind, he firmly believed in God’s existence that he experienced and felt, and on that basis, he made requirements of himself and regulated his mind, actions, behavior, and principles of doing things before God according to God’s guidance to him or God’s deeds he saw in all things; as time went on, he had a true and practical fear of God through his experiences, and at the same time he shunned evil. This is the origin of “integrity” Job held fast. Job had an honest, simple, and kind humanity and had practical experiences of fearing God, obeying God, and shunning evil and the knowledge of “the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away,” so he could stand testimony when satan attacked him so maliciously, and did not fail God but gave God a satisfactory answer when God’s trial came upon him. Although Job acted very “simply” in the first temptation, people after him may not be able to act as “simply” as Job or have Job’s behavior above even if they exert their lifetime painstaking effort. Today, facing Job’s “simple” behavior, and comparing it with the slogan and determination, “obey God absolutely and be faithful unto death,” expressed to God by all those today who say with their mouth they believe in God and follow God, don’t you blush with shame?
from continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh