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Summary: If some one will ask you to describe a man, let us suppose you were asked to give a brief account of Job in your own word, many of you will start with his wealth or fame. Now let us look at what are the things God most cared about.

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Priorities of God – in view of the life of Job

Job 1: 1-3 (NIV)

Today let us look at the life of Job and learn something. Let us read the first verse of the book of Job

In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. 2 He had seven sons and three daughters, 3 and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East.

If some one will ask you to describe a man, let us suppose you were asked to give a brief account of Job in your own word, many of you will start like this There was a man lived, who was the greatest man among all the people of the East. and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants, He had seven sons and three daughters, This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.

When you asked to describe about Mr. Bill Gates, what will be the first thing come in to your brain.

Wealth and about his company, isn’t it? Lest will look at his character.

When you asked to describe about Mr. George Bush, what will be the first thing come in to your brain.

Power, isn’t it? Lest will look at his character.

When you asked to describe about Mr. Bill Clinton, what will be the first thing come in to your brain.

Lest will look at his character.

But in front of God, God looks you with a different eye, with a different perspective. Let us look what God looks in you.

1.First you: In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job.

2.Secondly your character: This man was blameless and upright;

3.Thirdly his relationship with God: he feared God and shunned evil.

4.Fourthly about your family: He had seven sons and three daughters,

5.And then comes your wealth: and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants.

6.Lastly his position in the Society: He was the greatest man among all the people of the East.

God looks you with a view point that is entirely different from what men looks in you. First he is interested with you. You are the most important thing in the eyes of God, not your fame/status, not your wealth, not your family, not your relationship with God, Not your character. But YOU.

Mathew 16: 26 What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?

Psalms 49: 5-9 Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me- those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches? No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him- the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough- that he should live on forever and not see decay.

YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN FRONT OF GOD.

The same order of importance you can see in th conversation between God and Statn: Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil."

You may not be much important for your colleagues, You may not have much importance in your office, you may not be important for your spouse, for your parents, for your children, for your church, for your pastor, for your brother or sister. In your society you may not have much importance. People may value you with your wealth, health, status in your society, knowledge or power etc.

And remember this. In the sight of God you are much much much more important than anything else in this world. You are mote important than your wealth, your money power, your status in the society.

Even though you don’t have all these material thins of this world, still God loves you. He wants your companionship. He wants your fellowship. All the more he wants you as you are. Let us now praise God together for his unconditional love. Praise the Lord.

Secondly God looks at your character: This man was blameless and upright;

Now you know you are important to God and then he looks at your character. This man Job was blameless and upright.

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