Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.
–Job 22:21 NIV
In Job 22, Elipphaz, one of Job’s friends, attempts to explain the reason for Job’s suffering. Laying aside comfort for condemnation, Elipphaz accuses Job of specific sins, and exhorts him to repent. Although his view of God is incomplete and his attempt to answer Job’s suffering skewed, Elipphaz’s call to repentance holds a vital truth for us today: “Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you” (Job 22:21 NIV).
Spend time in God’s Word. Allow His Spirit to reveal His heart and what He has already spoken. Then in spite of your circumstances, agree with God. You will be at peace and “prosperity will come to you” (Job 22:21 NIV).
One Word from God can change your life forever. Ask God to reveal His Word concerning your situation. In spite of how you feel or how it appears, choose to agree with God. Show yourself to be conformed to His will by speaking His Word. Peace will prevail, good will come, and you will prosper.
- God, I want to know Your heart and mind. Holy Spirit, reveal the Word to me for my situation, and help me submit to it.
- Father, show me where my words and actions have not agreed with Your will. I choose to agree with Your Word over my circumstances.