Eschewed

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

es·chew [es-choo]
–verb (used with object) to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid: to eschew evil.

So Job 1:1 actually gives an introduction of Job.

Job is
1. Perfect (I tend to agree this perfect is not equivalent to Jesus perfectness)
2. Upright
3. Feared God
4. Eschewed evil

I want to look at “eschewed evil” perspective. It is interesting to note all of us go through different lives. However, for us christians, we all go through a commonality, the blood of Jesus Christ.

Many people tends to think that the moment we are in Christ, “swoosh!” there goes all the sins. Nay. In fact personal opinion, the sins become a tremendous guilt upon our shoulders. The spirit convicts you of what you do,think,percieve,plan, etc beyond humanely thinkable. However, we still do have the choice, to submit or to resist. Being a christian does not make us brain dead zombies… sinless, choiceless.

As in Job introduction, he CHOSE to “eschewed evil”. It’s really a choice at the end. Our choice. I like this hymn. God lead us along. Are we allowing the flesh to lead us? or the Spirit?

GOD LEADS US ALONG
In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet,
God leads His dear children along;
Where the water’s cool flow bathes the weary one’s feet,
God leads His dear children along.

[Chorus]
Some through the waters, some through the flood,
Some through the fire, but all through the blood;
Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song,
In the night season and all the day long.

Sometimes on the mount where the sun shines so bright,
God leads His dear children along;
Sometimes in the valley, in darkest of night,
God leads His dear children along.

Though sorrows befall us and evils oppose,
God leads His dear children along;
Through grace we can conquer, defeat all our foes,
God leads His dear children along.

Away from the mire, and away from the clay,
God leads His dear children along;
Away up in glory, eternity’s day,
God leads His dear children along.

We can find more info about this hymn here:

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~ by ymsim on 2010/07/07.

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