Job 42:7 ► And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee,y and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.
Insight and Highlight
There is the absence of sin in true repentance.
God affirmed the sinless character of Job, though he complained several times throughout the book. In some instances, he was defiant, preferring to be left alone:
Job 7:11, 16 ► Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
I loathe it; I would not live always: let me alone; for my days are vanity.
God did not count it as open rebellion when he lamented:
Job 16:9, 12-13, ► He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.
I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.
His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.
Job's character in the midst of his troubles teaches us how we can be in bitterness of soul expressed through complaints and lamentation, yet not be in open rebellion with God.
There is the absence of sin in reverent supplications.
Call to Word action
Numb 12:7 ► My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.
Though Moses did not enter the promised land, his standing before God still remained impeccable: Deut 33:1 ► Moses the man of God...
The Christian clarion duty
God will never make a mistake choosing you because He knows that even in your error, you will humbly walk your way back to Him.
Lord help me to follow as you lead me, let me not stray away from you, in Jesus' name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.