8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
Our verses contain, what should be the ultimate desire of every believer. For our Father to brag on us. I have heard many preachers, (including me) joke that I do not want the Lord to brag on me. The idea is we do not want the Lord to invite the devil to test us.
The truth is every child desires, even longs, for their parents to brag on them. Every parent should brag on his or her children. There are two avenues of boasting. One is for who they are, the other for what they have done.
I speak today for what they have done or rather who they have become. Job had worked at becoming a righteous man. The Heavenly Father was proud of the man Job had become. The Father gave two reasons; Job feared God and escheweth evil. That is he, Job, had a reverence for God. Job trusted, walked with, and loved God. He also hated evil. The word “escheweth” means to turn from, take away, pluck away, even the implication to behead. It means that whatever did not please the Lord, did not enhance Job’s relationship with the Lord, and did not draw Job closer to the Lord he cut it out of his life. Job was consumed with walking with the Lord. He had determined he was going to be the person God wanted him to be.
Make this commitment today. It will change your life forever.