Bible In One Year-Day 254 (Thursday, September 11, 2014)
Commentary: Job31-33. The integrity of Job wasn’t of outward appearance but of inward sincerity of the heart. The greatest influence on the heart is the eyes. If the eyes are lustful, the heart will be also. Job made a covenant with the eyes against unholy captures.
Job 31:1 “I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?”
He refused his heart to follow after his sight. He never walked by sight. When the eyes captures, the heart process it in thoughts. Job had a heart full of God and therefore could not afford to allow any defilement.
MLB Job 31:7 “If my step has strayed out of the way, or my thoughts have followed my eyes, or a stain sticks to my hands,”
We need to guard our heart for out it are the issues of life. If the eyes play harlotry, the heart will definitely depart from God and the leg leg cannot be held back after the heart has been defiled. God is more concerned about the heart.
Ezekiel 6:9 “And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.”
Adultery is a great sin and the most powerful temptation to resist. It is a sin that is not committed spontaneously but that which has been thought over for quite a while in the laboratory of the heart. If it is not quickly aborted while in the heart, then carrying it out cannot be stopped; it will eventually happen. Jesus gave a clear process of adultery.
Matthew 5:27-28 “Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say to you, That whoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”
When it comes to this issue of adultery, the greatest means of resisting is to flee; don’t be confident enough to stay but FLEE. It is an evil that demands not standing there for a minute before taking off. This was Joseph’s secret. Unfortunately, Samson did not have this secret and the enemy truncated his anointing. Chapter31 of the book of Job is Job’s rounding up words with his friends and it is about Job’s integrity of the heart, innocence in attitude and his confidence in guarding against the horrible sinful influences. Great lessons to learn from Job.
1 Corinthians 10:6 “Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, …”
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Job34-36. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
Pastor Supo Abayode
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries