• Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

15th December
Text: Job 1:1-22KJV

1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
4 And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

Job was a great man and was also blessed on every side. He was blessed with seven sons and three daughters, he was blessed in business, and spiritually, he was doing well being an upright man approved of God Himself.
From our text above, Job had a commitment he regularly made to God on behalf of his children and that is sacrifice of burnt offering for the sins of his children. Job was conscious of the fact that he was a blessed and a righteous man, perfect and acceptable to God, he understood that if the devil has no access to his life through sin, he could come through his children and so, to leave no stone unturned, Job regularly make  sacrifice to God to keep his children sanctified and forgiven before God.
The first lesson, we want to learn from Job is that he was concerned about the spiritual state of his children before God. Many parents today, careless about the spiritual state of their children, they are much more concerned about their physical well being and needs alone, and so would leave their children at home when going to church. Some parent even give excuses that their children are still young, that when they grow they would understand better what serving God means. Beloved, it is better to train up children than to repair men, meaning you got to catch them young and let them know God as little children just like Samuel (1 Samuel 2:18 & Proverbs 6:22).
The second lesson, is that Job present his children regularly before God through burnt offering for each of them. Take note of the word “Each”. How often do you present each of your child before God? How often do you pray for them? Many parents are too busy to pray for their children and so their children live life as it comes. Beloved understand that if you cannot present your children to God, for God hands to be upon them and for God’s spirit to fill them, be certain that something else would fill their heart because their is no vacuum in the spiritual realm. Read Matt 12: 45
Dearly beloved, let’s learn this one thing from Job to constantly present our children to God in the place of prayer. God bless you.
* Father, help me to be committed in prayer for the children you have given unto me in Jesus Name.
Psalms 82. Matthew 4.
For prayer and counselling call this lines
21-23 December, 2018
Guest minister. Rev. Tunde Babatunde
Pastor. Gbolahan Akinola and Samsax.


And if you miss any Prevailing Voice Daily check it on

Leave a Reply