Summary: A study of the book of Job 31: 1 – 15
Job 31: 1 – 15
Getting To Know You, Getting To Know All About You
1 “I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman? 2 For what is the allotment of God from above, and the inheritance of the Almighty from on high? 3 Is it not destruction for the wicked, and disaster for the workers of iniquity? 4 Does He not see my ways, and count all my steps? 5 “If I have walked with falsehood, or if my foot has hastened to deceit, 6 let me be weighed on honest scales, that God may know my integrity. 7 If my step has turned from the way, or my heart walked after my eyes, or if any spot adheres to my hands, 8 then let me sow, and another eat; Yes, let my harvest be rooted out. 9 “If my heart has been enticed by a woman, or if I have lurked at my neighbor’s door, 10 then let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down over her. 11 For that would be wickedness; yes, it would be iniquity deserving of judgment. 12 For that would be a fire that consumes to destruction, and would root out all my increase. 13 “If I have despised the cause of my male or female servant when they complained against me, 14 what then shall I do when God rises up? When He punishes, how shall I answer Him? 15 Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?
Have you heard these words before? – ‘Examine yourself’ or ‘Take Your Own Inventory’, or how about ‘Getting To Know You?’
I think this important knowledge plays out in three ways. For one thing let us all consider that God knows us. Then from observation others know us. And do not forget that hopefully we are able to understand ourselves.
Here are some awesome portions of Scripture where our Precious Holy Spirit brings this important factor into consideration;
Psalm 44: 21 “Would not God search this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart
Psalm 77: 6 “I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, and my spirit makes diligent search.
Psalm 139: 23, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties;
Ecclesiastes 7: 25, “I applied my heart to know, to search and seek out wisdom and the reason of things, to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness.
Jeremiah 17: 10, “I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
Lamentations 3: 40, “Let us search out and examine our ways, and turn back to the LORD;
One of the classic old musical movies was the ‘King and I’. The song ‘Getting to know you’ was written by Rodgers and Hammerstein way back in 1951. Here are the words;
Getting to know you, getting to know all about you.
Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me.
Getting to know you, putting it my way,
You are precisely,
My cup of tea.
Getting to know you,
Getting to feel free and easy
When I am with you,