Long before Oz, there was Uz. And in this land there was a great man–“The greatest man among all the people of the East.” (Job 1:3b) He was wise like an owl, and had a great understanding of God. I love to read his story, and I never get past the first two sentences before it hits me. Every time. Right between the eyes.
“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.” Job 1:1
There’s the blog post for today. It’s just that simple. I can’t get past those lines without being reminded by God what it is He asks of me. God tucks these little snippets of oh-so-important words throughout Scripture. It’s verses like this one, and Micah 6:8, and Colossians 3:14 which remind me what it is God has called me to in my relationship with Him.
–To be blameless and upright
–To fear God
–To shun evil
–To act justly
–To love mercy
–To walk humbly with God
–And above all else, put on love.
And in those things, I’m brought back to the two greatest commandments.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your strength and your mind. And love your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27
Love God, Love Others.
How do you do that? See above. Repeat daily.
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3:14