Presenting ...

Net Profits - Dwight Hill

... a weekly letter of encouragement.


July 12, 1993

Good Morning!

QUESTION: "What qualities is God looking for in our lives that signal a person who is growing spiritually mature? Paul's writings repeatedly cite three:

FAITH, HOPE and LOVE.

Let's take FAITH:

"Without FAITH it is impossible to please God. For he who comes to God must believe He:

- Exists...

- Rewards those who seek Him." (Hebrews 11:6)

Job is a good example of a man with FAITH:

He had everything going for him: Wealth, a great family and friendship with God.

Then the bottom falls out:

- His kids die, the business goes down the drain; he finds his body covered

with boils...and God seems a million miles away. (Job, chapter #1)

- And his crotchety wife tells him to "curse God and die."

Job's response however is to worship God:

"Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I shall return...The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord." (Job 1:20, 21)

So what do you do when everything around you seems to be crashing and burning?

Curse God? or worship God?

Job's response: "Though He slay me yet I will trust Him..." (Job 13:15)

That is FAITH. And that is what pleases God.

Have a great week!

Dwight Hill

P. S. Oh...I almost forgot: God restores Job's losses...two fold! (Job 42: 10 - 17)



Copyright 1996 Dwight Hill. Unlimited permission to copy or use is hereby granted subject to inclusion of this copyright notice.



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