Time with God - Dec. 23, 2010
Then Satan…smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. And he took a [piece of broken pottery] to scrape himself while he was sitting among the ashes. Then his wife said to him, `Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!'
But he said to her, ‘…Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?' In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
"Do you still hold fast your integrity?" Integrity is when the way you live matches the words you say! Job's wife was amazed that his integrity would go that far, that it wouldn't stop when the suffering got too bad.
As you read this devotion, ask yourself, "What would it take for me to let go of my integrity? What temptation or what suffering would cause me to no longer live my life to please, praise and exalt Jesus Christ?"
Then ask God to take the roots of your relationship with Him so deep that they can never be pulled up! You see, if your commitment is simply commitment to the Christian way of life, it will never stand the test. You need deep relational commitment to the person of Jesus Christ in your life to "hold fast" in faith when adversity strikes.
Talk to God about what you will do to deepen your relationship with Him.