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THE MAN IN UZ

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Main Scriptures: Job 1:1-3

More Scriptures: 1Tim.3:3, Col.3:21, 1Cor.13:5

I have always been inspired by the lifestyle of the husband called Job. Beginning with the testimony of God about him to the demonstration of his faithfulness towards his flock, I am amazed at him. I sincerely desire that God will testify of me after the order of Job and Abraham-husbands who walked with God and lived like godly men, husbands and fathers, indeed. But what is spectacular about this husband that is worth mentioning?

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job, and that man was perfect and upright and one that feared God and eschewed evil (Job 1:1) KJV.  In the land in Uz, this man was distinguished. He walked with God and did what was right before God and man. He was not just a righteous man; he was also a father and husband. He was an example for others to emulate. His family became the envy of other people. That is the place God wants you to reach as the husbandman. God desires that you will be a shining example to your wife and children and other people out there. God wants you to be a mentor to men and husbands like you. So, the question that should bother you is, which man and husband am I mentoring? Can my life be truly seen as a true reflection of the totality of the godly husband and leader? As a godly husband, you must appreciate that there is so much at stake. You cannot live life alone. You are called to affect others for Jesus Christ.

Now, what made this husband different from other husbands in the land of Uz? First, he had a name. So, the question you should ask yourself is, what name does my wife and children call me? Or what name do people out there call me? Second, he was perfect. This means he was a matured leader. He was not easily angered (1Cor.13:5). He holds no bitterness against his wife (Col.3:19). He encouraged his children (Col.3:21). He was not given to wine neither was he a brawler (1Tim.3:3). Third, he was upright in his conduct and relationship with other people. Fourth, he feared God. This means that he held God in high esteem. He did what was right. He lived for the people even when it was not convenient for him. He sacrificed without getting anything back in return. He was eye to the blind and helper to the helpless (Job 29:12-13). When you live like Job, you become blessed and a blessing to your wife and children and the market places of life.

SPIRITUAL EXERCISE

  • Father, by Your Spirit, help me to see beyond my immediate needs.
  • Father, in the Name of Jesus, make me a channel of blessing not only to my immediate family members but to other people.
  • Father, by the power in the blood of Jesus Christ, deliver me from the power of greed and selfishness.

FAITH CONFESSION

I walk in the light of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ because it is my security to becoming a blessed husbandman to my wife and children and the world in Jesus name. Amen.


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