[The Church of Almighty God] Job’s True Self: Trueness, Simplicity, and Non-hypocrisy

[Almighty God][Eastern Lightning][The Church of Almighty God] Let’s see Job 2:7-8: So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to his crown. And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat down among the ashes. This is a description about how Job behaved after he was stricken with sore boils. At that time, Job sat down among the ashes, and endured the physical pain, with no one to heal him or help him relieve his physical pain, and he himself scraped the surface of sore boils with a potsherd. Outwardly, this is only an episode in the period of Job’s suffering and had nothing to do with Job’s humanity and his fear of God, because Job did not say anything during this period to express his feeling of that time and his viewpoint. But Job’s conduct and behavior were still a real expression of his humanity. Previously, from the record in Chapter One above we see that “Job was greatest of all the men of the east,” and from this section of Chapter Two, we see that this man who was the greatest of all the men of the east actually “sat down among the ashes and took him a potsherd to scrape himself with.” Isn’t there a sharp contrast between the former and latter descriptions? This contrast shows us Job’s true self: Although he had a prominent status and position, he never treasured or cared about them. He did not care about what others thought of his status or what negative effects his doings and behavior would bring to his status. He did not hanker after the blessings of position or enjoy the aura brought by his position and status. He only cared about what his value and his meaning of living were in the eyes of Jehovah God. Job’s true self is his substance: He did not love fame and gain and did not live for them; he was true, simple, and non-hypocritical.

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