Influence

Re:Verse passage – Job 1:13-22 (day five)

“Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.”  Job has just experienced unthinkable loss and tragedy. Everything to include his children- gone. Yet, the writer of Job tells us that he didn’t sin nor blame God in his reaction. Job’s reaction was both real and raw (tore robe, shaved head)- what we would do. Yet, no sin and no blaming- hopefully what we would do. How does that happen?  I believe verse 5 gives us insight. “Thus Job did continually.”

Regular and frequent times of confession and repentance have shaped his heart, and influenced even his real and raw reactions. Don’t underestimate the influence of spiritual disciplines on the human heart.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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