- Job 26-29
Job 27:3-6 NLT
As long as I live,
while I have breath from God,
my lips will speak no evil,
and my tongue will speak no lies.
I will never concede that you are right;
I will defend my integrity until I die.
I will maintain my innocence without wavering.
My conscience is clear for as long as I live.
- As a man of God, Job dedicated his life to guarding his tongues against evil and lies. Even under immense pressure from his family and friends, he stood unwavering to that cause.
I can certainly see why God boasted about Job. In today’s world, especially with the culture of needing to fit in, it is hard to maintain one’s integrity when we seem to be the only ones on the path of righteousness. Even within our safe spaces, at times, we are placed into situations where the mass culture demands that we relinquish in our innocence and integrity in order to be held collectively responsible. It doesn’t even have to be a big thing. I can be as simple as tell a little white lie to support a job. Several times, I’ve been labelled an informer or non-team player because I refused to actively or inactively participate in joke schemes that would call my spiritual integrity into question. As Christians, we are called to a similar cause. Job maintained his integrity beneath immense peer pressure. Why shouldn’t we? There is certainly a lot less guilt to address in the aftermath.
I am a dynamic young lady who loves the Lord and seek to have a joy that no one can take away. My all-time favourite thing to do is gaining discoveries by design from My Father during our time each day. Reading, learning and trying new things falls behind in a close second place. My dream is to use my God-given talents to positively impact as many people as possible. As a proud Wolmerian, with a zest for life, I adhere to the “Age Quod Agis” motto in that whatsoever I do, I always do it to the best of my ability.