" --Job 1:9 What happens if you rewrite the story of The Three Little Pigs from the wolf's point of view?Teacher and author Jon Scieszka thought children would be fascinated by such a revision. His book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs quickly went through several printings and made the list of bestselling children's books.Job 1:5 Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned and renounced God in their hearts. Job was not wrong, therefore, in supposing that his children might have contracted some defiling stain.
He was sneezing, not huffing and puffing, when the straw house just happened to collapse.
We can see through the wolf's twisted reasoning in this children's tale because we know the story so well. His conversation with God about Job illustrates the problem.
It was certainly not because he couldn’t afford all the pleasures that lead to sin; Job was one of the wealthiest men of his time (Job 1:3). The land of Uz was highly populated and had several kings or "sheiks" (Jer. But Job had an attitude toward sin that left it no chance to get a toehold in his life. And he gave no opportunity for it to contact him later.
It’s not enough for Christians to avoid the sins they find attractive but stay in the vicinity where they can be found.
What a beautiful example is furnished by job to Christian parents!
When your girls are going among strangers, and your boys into the great ways of the world, and you are unable to impose your will upon them, as in the days of childhood, you can yet pray for them, casting over them the shield of intercession, with strong cryings and tears.
As the Lord went to the wedding feast, and accepted Simon’s invitation, so must we.
The sphere of our life lies necessarily in the world.
If you’ve put a sin behind you, put everything associated with that sin behind you as well.