A Fathers Uniform
Most everyone has heard of Job of the Bible in the Book of Job. Job had the worst befall him and his family. The loss of all he owned, his seven children lost their life, and Job was beset by illness. For forty chapters Job wanted to take his case before God; for Job wondered how a righteous man could suffer as he had. Where was God?
After forty chapters of Job complaining, God showed up out of the whirlwind. Instead of answering Job’s questions; God asked Job questions…questions that demonstrated God’s righteousness. God never once answered Job about why the righteous suffer. When God paused speaking, Job was so awed that he put his hand over his mouth and said that he would speak no more. The next words that God spoke are very important. These words are the first instructions to Job; before God had only asked questions. The words are in Job40.7a Dress for action like a man…
God knew that being a man was not going to be a Sunday stroll in the park. God wanted Job to stop complaining and gird himself for action. What action is God speaking of? We know that we are not under the Law of Moses, but the Apostle Paul tells us that we are under the Law of Christ.
What is the Law of Christ? It is every infinitive verb in the Bible such as do, sit, stand, and walk. Infinitive verbs are the action verbs; God wants his Godly men to quit complaining and be men…men that not only believe but walk the Christian walk.
Published on Sunday, February 9, 2014 @ 4:47 AM CDT