August 29

Job 31:1-33:33; 2 Corinthians 3:1-18; Psalm 43:1-5; Proverbs 22:8-9

As Christians, we do not rest upon our own righteousness, we rest in the righteousness of God. We are in the age of grace and mercy. However, the age in which Job lived was one where one had to rely upon his own righteousness.

Although he was living in a strong legalistic society, Job still maintained his innocence. This is so powerful and most people miss this aspect of his life. Job knew that he had lived up to the standards of the law without blemish. There are not many people who could claim that.

Even though we are the recipients of God’s grace, we should strive to live up to the righteous standard that God sets. In this way, we won’t frustrate the grace of God. We can’t earn righteousness but we can live up to it. Let’s be as bold as Job to understand that we are living completely for God without compromise.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Job 34:1-36:33; 2 Corinthians 4:1-12; Psalm 44:1-8; Proverbs 22:10-12

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