By Yang Laidi I’m Yang Laidi, sixty-two years old this year. In 1985, because my husband had health problems, our […]
Job offering sacrifice before the trials (2)
He often did so, and this shows that he was often afraid in his heart that he might sin against God and also afraid that his sons and daughters might have sinned against God, and also shows how much weight the way of “fearing God and shunning evil” held in his heart. The reason he often did so was that he was worried and afraid in his heart. He was afraid that he might do evil and sin against God and that he might deviate from God’s ways and could not satisfy God, and at the same time, he was worried about his sons and daughters and afraid that they might have offended God. These were Job’s usual behaviors in his daily life. Just these usual behaviors prove that Job’s “fearing God and shunning evil” was not an empty talk and that Job truly lived out the reality of “fearing God and shunning evil.” The word “Thus did Job continually” tells us Job’s actions and behavior before God at ordinary times. He often did so. Did his actions and his heart come up before God? In other words, did God often accept his heart and his actions? That is, under what situation and background did Job often do so? Some people say that because God often appeared to him, he could do so; others say that because he was a man who was willing to shun evil, he could often do so; still others say that probably because he felt that his possessions did not come easily and knew that they were bestowed by God, he was afraid that he might lose his possessions because of sinning against God and offending God. Are such various sayings the facts? Obviously not. This is because in God’s eyes what was accepted by God in Job and his most precious thing are not only due to his “doing thus continually,” but even more due to how he acted before God, before men, and before satan when he was delivered to satan to be tempted. The following verses are the most convincing evidence, from which we can see that God’s evaluation of him was real. Now read the following scriptures.
from continuation of The Word Appears in the Flesh