Thursday, April 25, 2013
God Delights in Righteousness
Today I read Job 22 where his friends continue to insist he is unrighteous. However, one of them shows the total ignorance of the nature of God right from the start in his questions to Job. He asks Job if God finds any pleasure in the fact that Job is righteous. The answer is absolutely He does. The fact that this man would even ask such a question calls into question his understanding of God and that plan of salvation. We learn in the Book of Mormon that God delights in the chastity of women. He does delight in His children's righteousness. He likes it when we are like He is, just like our parents looked on in joy as we were growing up and we made wise choices. Heavenly Father absolutely enjoys us being righteous. If you need proof, just think about how you feel when you do what is right. You feel happy and content. Now compare that to the guilty feeling you get when you do something wrong. It seems so obvious to me that the idea of even asking such a silly question is, well silly. As with anything relating to God, all you have to do is try it out and you will find the truth. Until tomorrow.