Job 23:11-12 ” My feet have closely followed His steps; I have kept to His way without turning aside. I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.”

When I think of a Old Testament figure that experienced unspeakable grief and anguish by no fault of his own…I always think of Job. In the blink of an eye, everything Job knew and loved was taken from him…leaving him devastated, confused, and overwhelmed. But one thing Job never lost was his faith. When we are sinned against by someone, our first reaction is usually how we can retaliate. But in these verses, we see Job earnestly seeking after God…cherishing and holding tightly to His words and placing his confidence in Him alone. So focused on God was Job that he said in Job 6:10, “Then I would still have this consolation – my joy in unrelenting pain – that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.” People will hurt, lie, and sin against us, but it’s not our responsibility to get even. Our responsibility is to steadfastly keep our eyes on God and the truth of His word…or as Jeremiah 11:20 tells us, “But, O Lord, Almighty, You who judge righteously and test the heart and mind, let me see Your vengeance upon them, for to You I have committed my cause.”

2 thoughts on “Job 23:11-12 ” My feet have closely followed His steps; I have kept to His way without turning aside. I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.”

    • Love you too dear sister! I miss your smiling face and sold-out dedication to the Lord. May He bless you over and above what you can even imagine!

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