Prof. Emily Walsh – “Seek Excellence”
“In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.” – Job 1:1
Job was blessed with children, wealth, land, and livestock. In verse 3 it says that “he was the greatest man among all the people of the East.” But as you read the book of Job, you learn of the trials that the Lord allowed him to suffer, his undying faithfulness to God, and the return of all that was lost in the end. The trials in our life can draw us closer to God as we lean on Him for our needs.
These trials also reveal how we live out our relationship with God day in and day out. Oswald Chambers said, “God’s grace produces men and women with a strong family likeness to Jesus Christ, not pampered, spoiled weaklings.”1 The closer we are to God each day, the stronger we will become over time and the more prepared we will be for all that lies ahead.
We are not promised a life of blissful happiness, but in Christ, we are armed and ready. Seek Him to know Him so that each day you can become more like Him.
1Chambers, O. (1992). My Utmost for His Highest. Grand Rapids: Discovery House Publishers. (July 7 entry).
- Prof. Emily Walsh, Assistant Professor of Business, Economics & Political Science