The Lesson in the Book of Job

The ability to speak only what God reveals has been missing from the majority of the church for centuries. God has always had a few who walked with Him and have spoken only of things they have heard from Him. However, for the most part, men have been as Job, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar and have spoken of things they didn’t understand, and have misrepresented the Lord by not speaking of Him what is right, (Job 42:1-7). The many denominations are a testimony to this.

Children of God need to follow Job’s example, who, in the end, acknowledged and confessed his sin, (Job 42:6), and, in so doing, spoke what was right of the Lord, (Job 42:3,6,7). (Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar did not acknowledge or confess their sin and the Lord, being compassionate and merciful, (James 5:11), and not wanting to deal with them according to their folly, (Job 42:7,8), had them offer up a burnt offering for themselves and had Job pray for them. [So there is hope for all of us]).

The Lord is looking for people who will embrace the lesson in the Book of Job, that of humbly enduring all things, resisting the temptation to conjure up reasons and solutions for their trials and tribulations, which is folly in the eyes of the Lord, (Job 42:8). He is looking for those whose gaze is on Jesus, the author and finisher of their faith; those who speak as the Father speaks, and follow wherever He leads, regardless of the cost. May the Lord find those people and may the heavens thunder the coming of the latter rain.

Jon David Banks, God’s most unworthy servant