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7.29.2017

The Best Way To Look For It

May we not look for trouble
Words Of Knowledge:

The best way to look for trouble is for a man to begin to be purer in his eyes than his Maker.
                  Soji Omole.

Bearing:

".....Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth........?" 

                  Job 1:7b. Job 2:3b


Bottomline:
So it is now an immortal God that is praising a mortal man instead of a mortal man praising an immortal God? Then something must be wrong somewhere. And any right thinking person should know that, if it has come to that, trouble is looming!
Spiritual pride can creep into a man's heart noiselessly like a lethal rattle snake! It crept quietly into Job's heart and God Who reads a man's heart like a television screen, began to play along with Job and kept wearing him more garlands. Imagine this "...there is none like him in the earth..." God saying that to a man instead of the other way round? And Job was lapping it all up and savouring it all until trouble finally came!
"Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more purer than his Maker...?" One of Job friends confronted him with this bitter truth, in Job 4:17. But Job kept rebuffing him and God too crossed His legs on His throne, His hands on His cheek, watching Job flinging and flaunting his filthy rags of self righteousness on His face. The number of hungry people he feeds daily, scholarships and bursary he awards every year to indigent students. etc. Job kept counting them and God too kept watching with amusement.
Until Job finally came to his senses and admitted that he has truly missed it, saying:
"Wherefore I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes" Job 34:6. Repent of what....? Your guess is as good as mine.
Or imagine a perfect God calling an imperfect man perfect. Can't you then see that there is fire on the mountain? If Job be perfect, what then does he need to repent of?
Even Jesus quickly returned the chieftaincy title of "good Master" to a man who offered Him. How much more of Job?
My brother when God begins to pour encomiums on you like He did Job, go down on all your fours and crawl to His throne wailing "my Lord, my Lord, why hast Thou forsaken me?" "Why do You want to kill me?"
No matter your degree of holiness and obedience to God, righteousness and uprightness, stay humble and keep working on yourself. Keep saying to yourself and let God be hearing it loud and in your heart that "I may have done what He wants of me, but there is still room for improvement"
Yet somebody there need to start from somewhere. And the take off point is to repent of your sins and confess them, believe and ask Jesus into your life to save you.

#IstandforTheGospelofChrist#

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