Raising Champions – Job

Job is a book that I think many people misunderstand. Job and his friends certainly didn’t understand what happened to Job and it seems many of us make the same mistakes. That’s for another blog.

Look at how Job thought of his children right from the beginning of Job (1:4-5)

4 Job’s sons would take turns preparing feasts in their homes, and they would also invite their three sisters to celebrate with them. 5 When these celebrations ended—sometimes after several days—Job would purify his children. He would get up early in the morning and offer a burnt offering for each of them. For Job said to himself, “Perhaps my children have sinned and have cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular practice.

Notice what Job said when he offered sacrifices “Perhaps my children have sinned and have cursed God in their hearts.” Job certainly didn’t think the best about his children. He had a habit of doing this and if I would have to make a nonprofessional diagnosis, I would call this worry. In Job 3:25 Job exclaims that the thing that he had feared (or worried about) had come to past. His fears brought worries into the realm of reality.

We need to think, believe, and speak the best about our children. Even if you have grown children who are not walking with the Lord, put this into practice. Your worrying won’t change a thing for the better but your faith with corresponding words can and will. 1 Corinthians 13:7 says love never gives up. Love your kids and never give up on them. After all God never gave up on you.

1 thought on “Raising Champions – Job”

  1. Amen that is so true! My Great Grandmother, Grandmother, and Mother taught me that when your children are doing things and going places that you know (on the inside) are not good…(They did not and do not walk in the fullness of all the Lord has given us but it is something I have embraced fully.) That is, “You loved them and pray them through it…You never give up on them.” That process can include watching them walk thru some really hard stuff as they get older but God is so faithful.

    Thank you Pastor Jason!! Keep building up!!

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