Then Job answered and said: “Truly I know it is so, but how can a man be righteous before God?” Job 9:1-2
Questions on how to do something are constantly being asked by people all over the world. Everyday millions of people pull up Google asking questions about nearly anything and everything imaginable. Millions of videos are made annually on how to do nearly anything someone would desire to do. People like to do things on their own and seek ways to accomplish it. While most questions are physical in nature, some deal with the spiritual realm of life.
Job answers Bildad with a question of how a man can be righteous before God.
Job was living in a time when the people were under the Law of God. Everything was do or die. The moment one sinned against God there was a death sentence upon their head. There did not appear to be a way in which a person could truly be righteous before God.
The question he asked is still commonly asked to this day. Once a person realizes what it means to be righteous and how much one sins every day, one begins to question how he could ever be righteous before God.
The good news is that Jesus made a way for a person to be righteous before God. This was something Job did not have access to. Jesus came to the earth, lived a perfect, sinless life and then died upon the cross to pay for the sins of every person. Once He rose from the dead, He removed those sins and gives the believer the power to live a holy and righteous life through Him by the power of the Holy Spirit inside.
Jesus provided the ability to live righteously, and the Holy Spirit guides the believer to live righteously.
You may look at your life and everything that you have done wrong and ask yourself the same question as Job did. It may look hopeless to you and that you are just a failure and will never live the righteous life Jesus called you to live.
Do not give up. Take hold of what Jesus has done and given you. Allow the Holy Spirit to change you from the inside out, making you into a new creation who lives the holy and righteous life God called you to live.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will put on the righteousness that Jesus has provided; that you will be led by the Holy Spirit in how to live a holy life; that you will allow God to change you into a new creation for His glory; and that God will give you strength to overcome sin in your life.