Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Job-Blameless and Upright

By Mary Vee
From Job 1



From the Notes of Job's Servant



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Even though I am a servant, I consider myself a privileged man. I work in the land of Uz for a man named Job. Everyone around here knows and has seen that Job is a blameless and upright man. I've never seen a day when he hasn't shown his fear of God and shunned evil. I wish I could be more like him.

Job has seven sons and three daughters. I've seen each one as newborns. Fine children they've each grown up to be. And Job does everything he can to help them learn to worship God.

Job also is a great manager of his possessions. Yes sir-ee  He has a good head on his shoulders. He knows how to breed his animals to have the healthiest head and give them the best care. At the last count, he owns seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred donkeys.

It takes quite a staff to keep everything running. There is a reason Job is so successful. His workers have the greatest respect for him because he is a kind and generous master.

I've even heard it said, Job is the greatest man among all the people of the East. And I believe it, cause I've lived here and have seen him live out his faith.

Now that his sons have grown up they've taken turns holding feasts in their homes. They invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. This is nice to see. They'd have such fun. Hah, I could hear them laughing out in the fields! It's music to my ears.

Whenever a feast ended, Job would send for his children and have them purified. He loved them so very much, he didn't want any of them to have sin in their heart. 

Early in the morning Job would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of his children. He once said, "Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts and I don't know." He wanted each one to stay faithful to God so he made it his regular custom to care for the sins of his children.

So you see, life is quite wonderful here on Job's land. I really like working for him.


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1. Where did Job live?
2. What kind of person is Job?
3. Why did Job offer sacrifices for his children every day?
4. What did Job's workers think of him as a master?


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