Turn away

There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil.

Job 1:1 (ESV)

Let’s face it. The temptation to sin is nearly constant. We are perpetually being bombarded with opportunity to do the things that God has called us to refrain from. So how do we stay blameless like Job?

Take a look at the same verse in different translation.

A man name Job lived in the land of Uz. He was an honest and innocent man; he honored God and stayed away from evil.

Job 1:1 (NCV)

The theory is simple – honour God. It may not be as easy in practice.

How do we stay away from evil? Honour God. If you are honouring God, there is no room for evil.

As you go about your day, keep this in mind. When temptation comes, ask the simple question, “Will this honour God?”.

Daily Bible reading: Job 1-3; Acts 7:1-19

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