God: expects a worthy offering of repentance…
Job 42:7 “7 And it was so, that after the Lord had spoken these words unto Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath”.
Sometimes it is easy to get carried away with hearsay or repeat what others say with the confidence that what they are speaking is the truth; yet in the realization of all things, when evidence is judged, a measure of untruthfulness is discovered.
The thing that makes it bad is when the finger is pointed at you as the one involved in carrying the false broadcast about without partiality for the truth.
Two things to consider: why involve yourself in an errand to make someone else look bad or even to involve yourself spreading propaganda? What benefit is it to you if someone falls by their actions especially when they have misrepresented themselves? Do you glory in the errors of others and if so what has it gained you?
Many folks like to claim or brand their situations in life as a Job experience, yet if you understand that Job was someone whom God recommended, it might make you take a different stance.
Can God look at your lifestyle, the way you live, what you do, how you communicate with Him; the relationship you have with Him and stamp approval all over you? Do you live a life that is beyond reproach in the “eyes of God” and not man and undergo a thorough investigation of scruples and come out with an approval?
If so, then my friend you are well on your way for claiming a Job scenario for your life.
To fine tune what was happening with these so-called friends of Job; God got their number and He called them on their bad behavior. Luckily the God we serve is a forgiving one and long-suffering towards us even when we misrepresent Him and say what He hasn’t said as it relates to that brother or sister we don’t like.
Beloved in the big scheme of things, life is rotational: make sure that the behavior you give to someone today is what you will expect to receive tomorrow. Things have a way of turning itself around.
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