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Job Understood His Spiritual Poverty

February 09, 2019

Job Understood His Spiritual Poverty

Job 9:20 (KJB) If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.

Though Job was an ancient man, he understood his own poverty.  He knew that there was nothing in him or about him that was special or remarkable.  Quite the opposite in fact.  Job realized that apart from God he was nothing or had nothing of value in and of himself.

Many people today would do good to have their own heart stacked up against the reality of their own spiritual poverty.  Instead many people choose to believe that they are “da bomb,” highly valuable.  Instead of esteeming God they lift their selves up.

Job is pointing out in this verse that if he chooses to justify himself his own mouth stand in condemnation of his own life.  Job knew that he was far from perfect, and in fact, he was perverse and spiritually defective.

There is no such thing as a perfect person standing on this earth since Jesus Christ went back to sit on the throne with His Father God.  Every person is spiritually empty without the presence and power of God at work in his or her life.

Once a man understands where he stands in comparison to the perfection and righteousness of God then and only then can he see God for who He really is.  Job truly comprehended the greatness of God against his own poverty and perverseness.


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