I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread." NIV
"Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food." KJV
Imagine being in a desperate, life threatening situation. How strong would our faith be? Would we question God and His intentions? Would we seek to take care of the situation by our own means? No one had a more desperate situation than Job. In spite of it and people around him telling him he was being punished for some sin he really hadn't committed, Job continued to glorify and live in obedience to God and His Word. Could we do that? Could we treasure God's Word more than the very basics of life we need to keep us alive? That would be a real test of our faith.
Heavenly Father, we want to think our faith is strong and able to withstand any storm of life, but we know we are but dust and our only hope is You. Help us to exercise our faith to meet the challenges that come our way so that we might give you the glory for sustaining us with the faith we need. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D.