Solomon in the book of the Proverbs proclaims there is always a search for the real man in the realms of the Spirits. In Proverb 20:6 there was this question; a faithful man who can find? This is what informed the story of Job. The righteous God and Satan discussed to whom is Job paying allegiance. This action was done without his knowledge. Finding a faithful man is an age long search. History informed us that the name Job came up after his ordeal in the horrific successions of evil that befell him. Could this be an attestation to his faithfulness to God and witnessing to the generations then and now that search for each us happens without our knowledge.
At creation we are told that all that God made was good (perfect) including man. The will of The Lord is that man created in His image will be perfect. The contest in the realm of the spirit is based on keeping the perfection. Perfection means to be complete, one who lacks nothing in physical strength or beauty; having moral integrity, honesty, and purity; to be blameless and without blemish.” The contest for ‘the man’ is highly intrigue in the sense that God is searching for His passion in the heart of anyone that wants to please Him. The passion to please God is borne with the fact of being right with God. The resultant of being right with God is being right with oneself without going through life with guilt, remorse, and regret. Being right with God therefore can be summarized as being right with self and other men. No wonder Paul reiterated this by saying in Acts 24:16 —And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. We must daily do this to bring glory to God. Lack of this consciousness has caused Christianity to suffer mockery and shame.
‘’The man’ under this search is the one that is upright. To be upright simply means to be straight, level, correct, straightforward, righteous.” This word emphasizes relationship with others. The upright folk are like a level and straight road, calm and smooth. He exercises self-control and is gentle in his treatment of others. The fact that he is level indicates he is balanced in his life. He knows when to be firm and when to be gentle. He weighs circumstances and his decisions carefully before implementing them. This is the man we can call of God. It is a shame when anyone called by the name of The Lord is not straight but crooked and difficult. Such in the body of Christ are not part of the branches but wide grapes that must be cut off. Such life is concealed like sharp curves that may yield unpleasant surprises around the corner or bumps that can cause one to stumble. God is searching for ‘the man’ that will not give up when frustration and being flustered with an inability to complete a task comes. A man that friend’ opinions cannot pressurize to quit or become discouraged. Such a man in the searching radar of God will not be filled with personal schedule or too busy to get done what God wants done at his own leisure.
This is what motivated Paul the apostle to sing and praise God even when persecuted and lock up in chains. He sang with his co-laborer in prison and the door of prison flanged wide open. This led to the conversion of the jailor. None can tell if God brought them through that crisis with ultimate purpose of giving a new life to the needy jailor. Can I use this medium to encourage those who are passing through difficulties in their lives to understand that they may be going through the current situation for the glory of the Lord? There is somebody that God wants to use you to bless. As the life of Job, Daniel, Paul and other Christian leaders bless their world so yours will do.
Note this* I decree by the power that creates the earth that you will stand your ground and be a blessing this week to someone.