Job

Job was a righteousness man.  It was God who pointed this out.  God got Job in trouble.  Why?  Job was off limits.   Job could not be touched.  God had put a hedge of protection around Job.

But it was God who said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job?”

1) The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. 

Job had fear.  “What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.” Job 3:25.

Job lived in obedience to God.  He feared God.  That was wise.  That was the beginning of wisdom. 

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”  Proverbs 9:10

2) Perfect love cast out fear.

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18 KJV

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”  1 John 4:18 NIV

3) Knowledge of God.

After Job sought God, God answered him.  Job did not give up until he saw the manifested presence of God.  Job saw God wrapped in a cloud.

Job repented in dust and ashes.  When he met God, he came to the knowledge that his righteousness was nothing compared to God’s righteousness,  His holiness, His presence.

It wasn’t book knowledge that Job had but experiential knowledge. 

Today we have the Word.  We have each other.  We have impartation. 

“[The] knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10

4) Loving others.

“And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.” 1 John 4:21

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