Then I would still be comforted, even rejoice in spite of unrelenting pain,
for I have not denied the words of the Holy One.
New Year – Same God
I’ve done a pretty extensive dive into our verse this morning, to truly understand the meaning of Job 6:10 and how we can apply it to our lives. The last part of this verse says, “…that I have not denied the words of the Holy One.” Other translations I read said, “concealed or hidden” the words of the Holy One. Where do we find Job not denying, concealing or hiding the words of the Holy One?
Let’s start at the very beginning, “There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil.” Job 1:1 I guarantee you this wasn’t written about him, unless others knew he loved the Lord and it was evident in his life. In all of his suffering and disappointment, Job still knew and proclaimed our Lord as the “Holy One.” Holy One is a simple descriptive name of God. It highlights His holiness, which means that He is “set apart” from His creation in purity and power, and infinitely distinguished in every one of the attributes of God (www.NamesforGod.net). Are we hiding the words of the Holy One or sharing them with others? Do others know you love the Lord and is it evident in your life? Do you proclaim God as the Holy One in your suffering and disappointment? (I am asking myself the same questions.)
Today’s a new 24. Proclaim God as the Holy One over your life, regardless of your situation or circumstances. Say this verse out loud. Ask Him to help you not to hide, conceal or deny His words in your life and lifestyle.
In closing, I found this quote that summed up Job 6:10 for us to apply to our lives, “Those who have grace in them, who have the evidence of it and have it in exercise, have wisdom in them, which will be their help in the worst of times.”
It’s a new year, but He’s the Same God of Job and of you.