Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Job Helped Those Around Him

Today I read Job 29 where Job talked about his life before his recent trials.  He was wealthy but he used it to bless the lives of those around him.  He would help the poor and needy that he saw.  That is the way we are supposed to live our lives.  Jacob taught the Nephites to seek after God first and if they seek after riches afterwards, then it will be with the intent to do good and to bless the lives of those around them.  People looked up to Job because of his charity that he showed to other men, he says that people sought him out for his counsel.  This is because people respected him.  It reminds me of the song, "If I were a rich man" from the Fiddler on the Roof.  Tevye sings that if he were rich people would come to him for advice and it would not matter if it was good advice because he would be rich.  And in some instances he is right, but in Job's case it had more to do with the fact that he was known for his charity work.  We can live our lives as Job did, helping those in need the best we can.  If we do that, we can be assured that God is pleased with us and our works.  Until tomorrow.

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