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“HOW forcible are right words! But was does your arguing reprove?” (Job 6:25). Greetings of the season to you reader. I thank God that you and I are about to see yet another year. His grace is awesome indeed.

I have based today’s article on the above scripture from the Book of Job. The quoted verse is part of a long argument between Job and his three friends; Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar. Job’s friends had come to comfort him and to discuss the crushing tragedies of his life.
His friends were telling Job that his suffering was in fact punishment for sin in his life, because God does not punish the innocent. But Job refuted this and contended that his life had not been one of sin. In this regard, Job has a witness. Even if he does not call or mention Him, but his witness was God.

For it is written in the beginning of this book that the Lord told satan that there was no one like Job in the earth: “A perfect and an upright man, and one that feareth God, and escheweth evil,” (Job 1:8). Reader the Bible does not say Job knew what God had said to the devil; he was not there in the conversation between God and satan. But what Job told his friends about himself was consistent with the Words of God about him; Job saw himself the way God saw him.

In supporting his argument Job tells his friends: “How forcible are right words!” He is saying his words about himself and his life are ‘right’! He is saying because his words are right, they are ‘forcible’; and this word implies the use of physical force, as in forcible entry into a house. In fact the NIV Bible version of this scripture says; “How painful are honest words!”

Reader, speaking words that are right has something to do with honesty; such words are aligned with the Words of God or the scriptures of truth. Right words have something to do with God; they have life; they are alive; they keep working until what has been said comes to pass. The truth is powerful; the truth is pure; it is sanctified. Right words have the perfection of God in them; they have the nature of the eternal Word of God; they never die; truth is eternal; it is self-sustaining! And it is painful to those who oppose you.

The truth will never fail you reader; at the end it will vindicate you or prove you right. Job spoke right and truthful words about himself and he was proved right at the end. “The Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning...” (Job 42:12). The truth worked for Job, and it will always work for you; it will set you free in every situation.

Reader lies and deceits are sometimes ‘convenient’ but they are weak and they break; it is always a matter of time. The devil is the father of lies (John 8:44); but Jesus Christ is ‘the way, the truth and the life...” (John 14:6). This is why today I invite you to accept Christ as your Lord and Saviour right now. Without Jesus, you cannot make it. Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, saying: “For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth,” (2 Corinthians 13:8).


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