Job 1:1 Upright


straight line

straight line

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil.

So, when was the last time you used the word “upright” in a sentence? I am sure that you did not hear it one the news, read it in an email, or see it in someone’s profile.

The original word literally means “straight,” something that is not crooked or even “level.” Job was blameless and straight.

In Job 33:27 the same word is used but was translated as “right.”

…”I have sinned, and perverted what was right (straight

How do you pervert what is straight? Have you ever had a fender bender? The lines that were once straight are now out of line, dented, or crumpled.

The original word for “perverted”┬áin the above verse literally means crooked. Now it gives a clearer picture of the Hebrew way of understanding. We can walk straight but it can be made crooked or get bent out of shape.

Are you walking straight or crooked?

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