An hedge of righteousness
Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name [was] Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
Job was a man of like passion, known in his community for greatness. He was the billionaire of his time. An epitome of wealth both spiritually and physically. He was a man set as example that God is jealous over His children. As busy as his schedule was, he was a man of prayers. A man of the altar. He never gave an inch for the devil. No wonder, God Himself was so proud of him. The news of his righteousness in heaven was a sweet smelling one (savour). And God was jealous about it. Job made sure that God was proud of him at all time.
Can God be proud of you and I in our “little-little” transaction with men? Can He vouch for you and I, and say ‘ my child is there’ or vouch for our holiness? Have I not sold out the trust for things that will not last me eternity?
Joseph said , ‘how will I do this and sin against God’. Is this my watchword? Job never knew what he was doing will count one day. Oh! Do you think all what you are doing doesn’t count? It will one day. Job had been tested by satan himself and saw there thick Hedge of righteousness. He knew there was an Hedge there, that was why he could tell God that there’s an hedge. Whoso breaks the hedge a serpent shall bite .Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him. It is a pity, many walls of righteousness are broken and trodden upon. But, God can repair. Never wait till the time the serpent will strike.
In the days of the children of Israel when God still call them ‘my people’, the sinless life they lived gave them an hedge against Balaam and Balak. Holiness is weapon of defense.
Meditation Psalms 15:1 A Psalm of David. LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? 2-3 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. [He that] backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
Author : Sis Grace Elegbeleye