Day 218: Job 1:4-5

His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually.

Job 1:4-5

Job showed through his actions that was concerned with his children’s spiritual well-being. He likely felt that much of what his children had become was due to how they had been raised, and how he had taught them. He continually put his own needs aside and got up early in the morning to offer sacrifices for his children. He did not know how long their lives would last, and when they would be called back to meet their God. It turns out, that his children all perished young in an accident, and during the horrible days to follow, I’m sure he took comfort in knowing that he did all that he could do.


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