Synopsis Job 42:9-Psalms 2:8 8/11/2021
At the story’s conclusion, Job received back more than he had lost. And so, he regained both his wealth and his moral influence over the community.
In Psalms, King David observed the benefit of walking upright. And so, according to the great king, the man who avoids wicked counselors will be glad.
Wicked counsel isn’t simply a matter of seeking out some nefarious evildoer. Not many people would seek out evil counsel in this way. However, the process is even more insidious than that.
Indifference toward God is evil. And I live in a culture that is increasingly indifferent to God.
Thus, the influence that makes me less attentive to God’s voice, is a distraction that ultimately leads to destruction. And this, regardless of whence it comes.
“While he was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to him, ‘Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed.’ He replied, ‘Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.’” Luke 11:27-28