The Lord, built a Hedge around Job. He caused all the work of his hands to prosper. The Devil was convinced, the reason Job served God, was because of this protection, because of these blessings.
The Lord has promised us several times, to prosper us, to meet our needs, to supply exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think or even imagine.
He also promises, we can do all things, through Christ Jesus. Jesus said, we would do all He did and more.
The Devil is just as convinced, that we love and serve the Lord, because we trust these promises to be being fulfilled.
Saints, I pray that isn’t the reason we serve the Lord. No, if we look at Job, the Lord told the Devil and us, why he was so prosperous.
“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?”
The qualities of Job, we must learn to emulate.
● There is none like him, A perfect and upright man:
What? How could that be? What does this mean, for me, today?
Proverbs: 2. 10,11,20,21
“When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.”
When Wisdom, (Jesus), enters our hearts, when His knowledge becomes, pleasent to our soul.
That is when we begin to walk in the right way, and keep to the narrow path of righteousness.
Then we will dwell in the land and remain.
To be perfect and upright, blameless…. we must accept Jesus, (Wisdom), into our lives, and learn to walk in His Righteousness.
We must learn to:
● Fear God, and escheweth evil.
One of my favorite scriptures is about why God chose Levi, to lead the Priests.
Malachi: 2. 4-6
“And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name.
The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.”
We must learn to stand in Awe of our God, to Worship Him in Spirit and In Truth.
We must know and speak His Truth… not our desires.
We must take up His Yoke. We will find peace and rest in our souls.
As we endeavor to walk with Him, many will turn from sin, because they will see, consider and understand that He Is the all in all.
Whether we be rich or poor, a master or slave, His Hedge of Protection will keep us blameless. As we rely totally on Him.
Smiths Bible Dictionary:
The Hebrew words thus rendered denote simply that which surrounds or encloses, whether it be a stone wall, geder, (Proverbs 24:31; Ezekiel 42:10) or a fence of other materials. The stone walls which surround the sheepfolds of modern Palestine are frequently crowned with sharp thorns.
He will build a Hedge around us. Amen