EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
THURSDAY, JUNE 30TH, 2022
TEXT: JOB 1:20-22
(20) Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
(21) And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
(22) In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
KEY VERSE: JOHN 2:5
His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it.
Praise and thanksgiving is God’s command and is expected from believers when things are tough and difficult. Some believers find it so difficult to do this and they ask, “should God be praised for what satan has done?” Some think the evil has come from God; then why should praise and thanksgiving be the response at such time? Their mind is dark and their understanding is unfruitful.
The wise thing to do is to obey the command of the scripture in difficult times: Praise God. Thank God. Worship God. God wants us to learn from the life of Job. He praised and worshipped God in the worst situation of his life. His wife wondered at such attitude. Our situation may not be as terrible as Job’s. If he praised and worshipped God in times of his calamities, we too can praise God in our dark days.
Then Job arise, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away: blessed be the name of the LORD.
By this Job gave satan a great blow, frustration and defeat. Job did not turn his eyes from God to satan. He did not mention nor complain of satan. His eyes were on God. His praise and worship of God remained steadfast. To Job, God was all in all. Satan could have no access to his life, except by God’s permission. If God allowed satan to afflict him, then it must be for a reason. In all his afflictions Job saw satan as secondary and subject to God.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Do not allow satan to fill your mouth with his name.
SONG FOR THE DAY: We are victorious, yes we are victorious …
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Job 19-20; Acts 9:23-43
PASTOR PAUL RIKA