Summary: A quick outline, Four Character traits that God recorded of Job, and how we, through Christ, can have the same record!
The Man From UZ Job
Job 1:1 (KJV)
1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
This great writing, possibly the first to be recorded by inspiration of God, starts out on a high note. I would like to call your attention to verse 1 and the four character traits mentioned by God as bringing pleasure to Him through his servant Job. As we look as these traits that made up this man Job, notice how much the Lord God thought of them as He rebuffed Satan’s accusations. We can do nothing greater in this life than to please the Lord, by pleasign Him we will experience the greatest joy known of this earth and become familiar with the joy that awaits us in Heaven. All to be found in “The Man From Uz!”
The Chemistry of the Man:
Just a Man:
Job endured all the emotions of mankind, he was indeed MAN! His great highs, and caverness lows, are still experienced by many today for we are all descended from Adam. The curse of disobedience resides in our blood today and we will suffer in this life. Just a man but used of God!
Job 14:1 (KJV)
1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.
Just Living For God
Job, before the Law of Moses, sacrificed and worshipped the Lord; even making offerings for his family lest they should sin.
Justified by his Faith:
For 37 chapters Job endures the fire, flesh, female, and his friends before the Lord speaks to him and returns 10 fold all that was ever lost in service of the Lord.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV)
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
The Character of the Man:
Satan still Accuses: 1 Peter 5:8
Servants still Suffer: Romans 8:17-23
Sorrows Still come: John 16:33 (KJV)
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Saints Still Prevail:
James 5:11 (KJV)
11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
The Christ of the Man:
Job, the man, stood as the greatest representative of God, and His love that Satan encountered until he faced the Word that became Flesh. The key is that it takes a supernatural walk with the Lord to endure the accusation of Satan the sufferings of this world. You must allow Jesus to work through and by you! The world is sick and tired of hearing empty professions of Christ, those who talk the talk and do not walk the Christian life. It is imperative that we “SHOW” people Jesus and let Him be manifested through us that the lost may see how “Very Real” Jesus is!
See how He:
Suffered for us on the Cross:
Sanctified us for His Name’s Sake:
Stands before the Father in intercession for us.
Steers us clear of sin and its penalties:
The greatest words that may be said of any individual are those that the Lord God bestowed on Job in verse one. We may also have same relationship and record with the Lord. If one day, after I’m gone from this world, what a record it would be to have my children, my church, and those who’s path that I have crossed remember me as:
Perfect: Spiritually Mature, complete in Christ.
Upright: Straight as an arrow, standing for the Word and for God.
God Fearing Revering God, Praising Him for His Love and Mercy!
Avoiding Evil Not deceived, Nor deceiving. Not ashamed before God.
1 Thessalonians 5:14-23 (KJV)
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. 15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19 Quench not the Spirit. 20 Despise not prophesyings. 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.