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I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. —Job 42:6

Read Job 42:1-6

Job addressed the Lord one more time. Overwhelmed by the revelation of God’s majesty, he used few words and lay prostrate in the dust to exalt the Lord. He had been humbled by God’s condescending goodness and softened by His patience. This was true worship. Job’s confession shows us that Satan has ultimately lost the battle. Job is given a broken and a contrite heart before the Lord. It was a lengthy struggle. Man does not so readily give up his throne, and yet to live and die happily, he must.

“But now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and re-pent in dust and ashes” (vv.5,6). We will see our sins more clearly if we live close to God. The more you love someone, the less you would want to hurt him or cause him sorrow. This is also true with respect to loving the Lord. Job’s testimony was that he knew the Lord, trusted and loved Him. Such a testimony is also found in Psalm 36:9, where the Psalmist confesses, “For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.”

How is Job’s humility revealed?


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