THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Does God see you as He saw Job?
Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?” (Job 1:8).
We should be like Job in the following six areas:
1. My servant: Our only desire should be to please and serve our Master, and anything else pales in comparison.
2. None like him: we must be our unique selves, having strong convictions, not "going with the flow" of the crowd, but unabashedly determined to honor and obey God.
3. Blameless: though we know there is plenty of blame, God considers us perfect, blameless, because we are clothed in the righteousness of His Righteous Son.
4. Upright: honest, showing integrity
5. Fear's God: knowing that God sees our every action and knows our very thoughts.
6. Shuns evil: we must flee from sin.
If we would practice these things in this New Year, what a time of growth and spurring on the maturity this would be. In fact, make these you resolutions for life!