Job 31

“Let God know my integrity!” (v6). Job wasn’t perfect, yet he had sincerely followed God’s path: he had not committed adultery or robbed anyone, he had taken care of widows, foreigners, and the fatherless, and he had dealt compassionately with his servants. He hadn’t worshipped the sun or moon. In the Old Testament worldview, Job should have prospered, and indeed, most of the time good choices are rewarded. Yet Job had lost everything, even his reputation.

God saw and honored Job’s integrity (ch1), just as He knows us. The worth of our lives does not depend on how others see us, but on the “well done” of our Father.