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Job 22:3



3 Is it any pleasure [chephets] to the Almighty [Shadday], that thou art righteous [tsadaq]? or is it gain [betsa`] to him, that thou makest thy ways [derek] perfect [tamam]? KJV-Interlinear



3 'Is there any pleasure to the Almighty if you are righteous, Or profit if you make your ways perfect? NASB



Where does God get his joy?


Psa. 45:7

7 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Thy God, has anointed Thee With the oil of joy above Thy fellows. NASB


Psa. 14:2-3

2 The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men, To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God. 3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one. NASB


God does not get his joy from man per se, He gets his joy from His own righteousness. His perfect essence in effect is the source and foundation of Gods happiness. God is perfect happiness.


God is not dependent on circumstances for His happiness. For circumstances come and go like a roller coaster, and yet Gods perfection goes on uninterrupted.


Eliphaz seemed to think that Job thought himself perfect in some fashion, and that therefore God was under some obligation to Job. An obligation to continue him in prosperity because of his spiritual maturity.


Job of course made no such claim. In fact, we know that Job never considered himself perfect because first, he stated that he was a sinner, and second, he practiced the confession offerings for gaining forgiveness for sins and restoring himself to fellowship.


If we were perfect then we would be God. And of course, none of us can make that claim. We are all imperfect. And even though many folks will live their life with an attitude that they perceive themselves as better than others, they fool only themselves.


God gives his attention to that which is perfect. Since man is imperfect, then man can never receive any attention from God.


But God solved that dilemma through His plan of spirituality. By believing in Christ we receive in that initial instant of faith, a human spirit. That gives us a link to God. Within that human spirit resides eternal life. That gives us the opportunity to live Gods life, an eternal life. Without that we could not survive in heaven. In fact we could not even get into heaven.


Next, God gives us doctrine, or the door through which we may receive His perfection.


Doctrine resident within us, is not us, but that little piece of God to which God will pay attention.


So, if you wish anything from God, then you have to have a target for his attention. Salvation gives you the mechanism for a relationship, bible doctrine, spiritual growth, and a functioning spiritual life are necessary in order to have a quality relationship with God


In the previous verse we saw that God is not impressed by our human abilities. We are not the source of our own abilities anyway.


Here we learn that being positive toward God will not impress Him either. Man has no room or basis for earning any obligations from God.


Everything comes to us as a gift. All that we are, is courtesy of God. Man can neither earn nor deserve anything.


God is never dependent on man, but we are forever dependent on God.


God is pleased with no less that His own perfection, which is truth. Gain that inside of your soul and you will have a target for Gods blessing. Learn this principle, seek wisdom as Solomon said, and your life will be forever changed and infinitely better.

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