Monday, November 2, 2009

"Is There Not A Cause"

Reading Job 29 this morning I was encouraged as Job began to describe how he lived his life. His character describes what I think the church and the people of God should look like. Here are some of the things that stood out to me.

He delivered the poor, the fatherless and the ones who had no helper when they cried out - (verse 12)

The blessing of the perishing man came upon him and he cause the widows heart to sing (sounds like pure and undefiled religion spoken of in James)

His clothes were the clothes of righteousness and Justice was like a robe and turban

I was eyes to the blind, feet to the lame, and I was a father to the poor. And I searched out the cause that i did not know.

I broke the fangs of the wicked and plucked the victim from its teeth.

What a powerful description of who the church should be and what the church should be doing. In my post yesterday I talked about the eye being the lamp of the body. Can you see what God has called us to be. Can you see yourself as Job saw himself. Look at Gods word today and began to open your eyes to what God has called us to be! As Job stated he searched out the cause that he did not know. God has a cause that is worth searching out. It's to bring people into the Kingdom Of God and to build His Church!!!!