Leaving a Mark

Read 伯  Job 1:1 through 2:13; John 21:10–25


“I told you I was ill.” That amusing epitaph marks the grave of British comedian Spike Milligan.


The gravestone of Martin Luther King Jr. features a line from his 1963 speech in Washington, DC: “Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty I’m free at last.”


The inscription on William Shakespeare’s monument includes these words: “Blessed be the man that spares these stones, and cursed be he that moves my bones.”


Job 1:1 reads like an epitaph from long ago:


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).


Some scholars believe Job is the oldest book in the Bible. The Bible vividly memorializes this man as blameless, righteous, God-fearing, and holy. In good and bad times, Job remained faithful to God. That’s the legacy of a life well lived. People still remember him that way today.


What mark are you making on your world? Ask God to help you walk blamelessly and leave a lasting impression for Jesus.




The next twenty-four hours can impact someone’s eternity.


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