Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday 1-15-10

Job 31:1 

1 ¶  I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?

As I was reading this verse really caught me, I had read it and heard it before. However I began to think about what it really meant and what it should mean to me.

Here Job states that he made a covenant with his his eyes, so that he would not fall the prey of lust. Quite a noble and good thing to do, however this wasn't just some little promise to himself that he was going to break. A covenant back in those days was a very serious thing in fact back in Judges 11 a man sacrificed his daughter because of a vow he made with his mouth. I mention that to help me realize that covenants are important things and to help me understand the fullness of what Job is saying here. Job took a stand against sin before the temptation ever came, he reminds me of Romans 13:14 "make no provisions of the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof."

This verse and really just chapter 31 in general challenged me in some ways. First it challenged me to take stock and make sure that I'm not living in any sin (not to say that I don't sin each day.. haha don't misinterpret what I'm saying). Secondly it challenged me to not become dormant in fighting sin, for there is much to be said about a man with integrity. Lastly it challenged me to put up hedges and barriers in my life that would help to keep me from falling into sins deadly grasp. 

Please be in prayer for Haiti, I am sure you know what has gone on there in the past few days. God has laid it on my heart to prayer for revival in that country through this tragedy. From the numbers I've heard the estimated deaths so far are, above 100,000. 80% of the people are Roman Catholic, and according to some facts I've dug up over half of the population practices voodoo.

God Bless,