Do You Love Your Children? Humble Reflections on Job


Do you love your heritage from the Lord?

 

“And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus Job did continually.  Job 1:5”

 

Imagine! On the day that Job’s children were ripped from his physical presence it would have been just before he would have offered a burnt offering on their behalf.

 

While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, and behold, a great wind came across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young people, and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”  Job 1:18-19 

 

As it was put this morning by my SS teacher, “this was the added knife to the heart…that he had not had the chance to offer a sacrifice on their behalf that they ‘might have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts’. 

 

And yet, the very thing that Job continuously sought forgiveness for on behalf of his children,  Satan accused before God that Job would do, not in his heart, but to God face to face.

 

“But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.” Job 1:11  

 

But Job did not!  

“Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and WORSHIPED. 21 And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.  Job 1:20-22

 

Do you pray continually for God to consecrate your children and give them a heart of flesh that they might repent and believe on the One True Living Christ and that they might love the Lord their God with ALL their heart, soul, mind and strength?

 

Yes Indeed!  Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

 

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