Passage of the Day: Job 27 … Linked for study …
My Journal for Today: Repeating a look at Job’s contentions in Chapter 27 of our Hero’s book, I hope you’ve been inspired, as have I, to aspire to be “biblically correct” rather than politically correct. And my devotional shepherd, Chuck Swindoll, points out that there is great tension today for the Christian who closely follows the media theses days to be influenced by the latter and to move away from the former.
All too often, even in “the church,” as we know it today, we see denominations or churches, which call themselves “Christian,” being drawn into the secularized or humanized world view rather than take up the banner of truth from The Bible. Job, on the other hand, in Chapter 27 of his book, does not yield to the influences of the world; and even in the most dire of circumstances which might cause his attention to be diverted from God’s truth, he stands in the gap for God’s way. The question becomes, … do we stand for biblical correctness, as did Job; or are we being swayed by the world?
Right now, as I sit here and meditate on this challenge, the passage from the Apostle Paul in Romans 12: 2 bubbles up from my memory. You probably know it too. It says, And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Well, Job’s mind had obviously been renewed as to God’s will long before Satan intervened and brought about the circumstances which were so confusing for him. However, in his confusion, he didn’t let the lessons in political correctness from his three “friends” influence him; and here in Chapter 27, we see God’s man standing up for what we now know as Biblical correctness.
Oh, how I pray that we’re all staying in God’s word, … studying, meditating, and memorizing its tenants, … so that when we are confronted by the news, skewed politics, pseudo science, or the reigning educational influences, we don’t cave and become like the world, moving away from God’s word and His ways. It’s worthwhile to let Job’s attitude and his plucky courage be an inspiration for us. And I pray that we can live up to his model of seeking Godly truth and standing for it in the face of worldly pressures.
My Prayer for Today: Lord, help us to hold on to Your ways in the face of worldly peer pressures. Amen