A Righteous Man


There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. — Job 1:1

Job's story has such a strong start and a strong end. It's the middle of the story (spanning 42 chapters) that is rather shocking to read. But in these first verses, we get a picture of the type of man that Job was. The author declares that he was blameless and upright one who feared God. In other words, he was a man of unusual moral and spiritual character. He clearly stood out among men in his time.

Was he a perfectly moral and spiritual man? No.

But Job did possess an unusual moral and spiritual character that resulted in natural blessing. And it was so widely recognized that even otherworldly characters, like Satan, were witness to it.

In the coming devotionals, we will look deep into Job's challenges, friendships, and the divine interactions that surround a period of suffering in his life. But for now, I want you to consider this question:

Are you a follower who strives for moral and spiritual righteousness?

Yes, I know you haven't been morally or spiritually perfect in the past. And yes, I know you will never be perfect by your own strength. But in the grace and perfection of Christ, are you striving after moral and spiritual righteousness? Are you really striving? If not, consider this:

What one thing do you need to stop, start, or continue to strive another day after the righteousness which Jesus strove hard for you?

ASK THIS: Are you striving after moral and spiritual righteousness?

DO THIS: What one thing do you need to stop, start, or continue to strive another day after the righteousness which Jesus strove hard for you? (Share this below).

PRAY THIS: God, I confess that I am not perfect by my own strength. But I want to strive harder because you strove hard for me. God accept my confession and offering today. Give me the desire to strive hard in your grace.



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  3. Eddie Ackerman says:

    I NEED TO STOP entertaining the thoughts that are CLEARLY from the evil one, an instead START taking those thoughts captive in the name of Jesus Christ.

  4. Danny Leo says:

    I have been a little lax in my spiritual disciplines so I have just reset and ready to dive in this week and pray / listen to Gods will and act upon it.

  5. Rex says:

    I want to take Purdip out to lunch,thanking him for letting me store my car in the shop and encourage him through his divorce.

  6. Chris says:

    I will continue to grow my daily practice of memorizing and meditating on Gods word. I just started this over the weekend with Psalm 15.

  7. Jeff Falley says:

    I fell last night morally. I gave into the flesh and watch pornography for the first time since December 2018, after I came back to Christ. I know I cannot do this on my own please pray for me to be delivered from this addiction for good.

    • Chad says:

      May Jesus bless you in your confession Jeff. Enjoy the freedom only he can give you as you surrender to him in everything. You are not alone brother. We must all fight with Jesus daily against our “thing” that the evil one wants to hold us in chains.

    • David Gillingham says:

      Hi Jeff; Praying for you bro, I am a recovering porn attic by God’s grave. Get back up bro and walk in the light as Christ is the light. I fell to masturbation last night, which i have been having victory over, I shared it with my accountability partner and pressing on

  8. Cory B says:

    I need to stop putting my own selfish desires ahead of others. I need to soften my heart and align my desires closer with God’s will for me.

  9. Dale Swenson says:

    Interesting challenge as I just made confession of a moral issue I committed over 40 years ago with regard to a previous employer. I thank God for a sensitive conscience.

  10. John Krumm says:

    By the grace that is found in Jesus I need to
    “Set my mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on earth”. Colossians 3:2

  11. SHELDON Bullard says:

    Continue to be the example of a believer in holy living. resist the devil. reckon my self dead to sin, but alive unto God.

  12. Mark says:

    I need to stop making an idol of my property but realize everything belongs to God and I am simply a steward, responsible to enjoy his blessings while being a blessing to others. God I confess being too consumed and focused on the material and being selfish and jealous of something that isn’t mine in the first place.

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