You too will be questioned
Job 8:7 - Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
Job was considered a righteous person, but when problems fell on him, his righteousness was questioned. Even his very close friends questioned him.
Were his friends wrong in questioning him? No. For the Bible assures us that when the Lord is with us He satisfies all our needs. Job too had a problem in his character, even though he was considered righteous, yet he was not perfect (for Jesus was the only perfect human).
When the Lord opened Job's mind to his problem and Job accepting it; he corrected himself by praying for his friends even though it was not his friends but he who needs prayers. He was immediately shown mercy and blessed in multiplication to what he lost.
Since we are pursuing righteousness and have not attained it, our problems may be many but the Lord takes us through them all and we overcome. But if we are continuously in problem with no window or light at the end of the tunnel, we should seriously scrutinize ourselves. Because when we open our mind to it and correct it, we are considered as pursuing righteousness and are shown mercy and grace.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord I thank You for your mercy and grace. As a person pursuing your righteousness through Jesus Christ, show me the area of my problem and give me the courage to accept and overcome so that I may see your glory. I make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
2 How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
3 Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
4 If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression;
5 If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;
6 If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.
7 Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
8 For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:
9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)
10 Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?
11 Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
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