Job 31:24-25 & 28 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; 25 If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;… This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.
How the devil loves to entice us as believers, to become once again entangled by the sinfulness of this world. He knows all our weaknesses from before our salvation and dangles them before us like a piece of candy in front of a little child. When we accepted Christ as our Saviour, He forgave us of all our sin. The devil knows that since that day, he can no longer own us. However, if he might cause us once again to become entangled by sin, he can tarnish our testimony and cause us agony. Remember, it’s is not only a testimony of our life, but also, a testimony of the life of Christ in us.
In today’s reading of Job 31, Job reviews all the things in his life he thinks may be considered sinful. He looks at his life of charity and hospitality toward others, asking himself, “is there anything I have not done that I should have?” NO! He looks at how he has treated others around him. Has he looked down on someone who was his manservant or maidservant? Recalling in Job 31:15 “Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?” He probes into his own morality and his treatment of women. Rehearsing how he has not lusted after them, nor been deceived by these fleeting immoral ways. He looks at his worship, and maintains that he has not worshiped gold, or wealth, or position. In job’s review of his life he declares, I have not been entangled again by sin. He was not saying he was sinless, just not sinful.
It’s good for us to examine our lives. In Ps. 26:2 David said; “Examine me, O Lord…” Paul said before communion; 1 Cor. 11:28 “But let a man examine himself…” We should examine our lives with scripture, so we’re not entangled by sin.
Have you done a self-examination?
In all of life’s ups and downs, as believers it is good to know our lives are Enriched By God. We saw this in Job’s life this week as we examined:
● Exacting God’s Mercy
● Encouraged By Silence
● Expectations Of God
● Entranced By The Music
● Enlightened By Wisdom
● Entangled By Sin
Knowing that God is always there with us and for us, allows us to live a fuller life Enriched By God.
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
|July 29, 2019||Job 32-34||Acts 24|
|July 30, 2019||Job 35-38||Acts 25|
|July 31, 2019||Job 39-42||Acts 26|
|August 1, 2019||Psa. 1-5||Acts 27:1-20|
|August 2, 2019||Psa. 6-10||Acts 27:21-44|
|August 3, 2019||Psa. 11-17||Acts 28:1-16|
|August 4, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
2 Corinthians 9:11
“Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.”
Living In His Word Ministries
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director