Today’s devotion is based on Job 1:1 “There was a man named Job, living in the land of Uz, who worshipped God and was faithful to him. He was a good man, careful not to do anything evil.”
Job pleased God. Noah was another man who pleased God. These men loved God and walked with him, talked, and heard from him. From that, obedience to God’s ways came. They knew God’s will.
Both Job and Noah had a heart for the things of God rather than for things of the world. They understood that their righteousness, like ours, does not depend on the good things we do, but on the righteousness of Jesus, their redeemer.
We, like Job and Noah, can live a broken life in a broken world, or by the grace of God through Jesus Christ, live a God-pleasing life in a broken world. Which life will you choose to live?
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, I confess that I do not depend on you alone. I get tempted by the world and begin to rely on that. I’m sorry. Draw me back to you, guard my heart against temptation and give me your heart for the things that are important to you. Amen.