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.
The land of Uz was in the region of Ur of the Chaldees. Quite likely, according to Matthew Henry, at about the same time period as Abram. Isn't it interesting that the LORD continued His witness in that region? How did these two men, along with Enoch and Melchizedek, become God-fears? Were there others?
“He feared God,had a reverence for his majesty, a regard to his authority, and a dread of his wrath.” quoting from Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible. Now, thousands of years later, he continues to set an example for us.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 131
Evening: Psalm 56
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