New film Steve Jobs film delivers a strong moral lesson that is both timely and deeply needed.
Steven Paul Jobs was an American businessman. He was best known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc.; CEO and largest shareholder of Pixar Animation Studios; a member of The Walt Disney Company’s board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT Inc. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
That is the long and the short of his life. The new film starring Michael Fassbender as Jobs brings viewers into a deeper discussion of the man. For the most part, the film is set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter.
The film smartly and acutely zeros in on the great moral struggles that each man and woman faces throughout their lifetime.
Lesson 1- Be arrogant, you will get knocked down.
Daniel 5:20 But when he became arrogant and his spirit hardened, he was removed from his royal throne and his glory was taken away from him.
The ignorance and arrogance of youth opens the film. In scripture, we think of the ego and attitude that Adam showed to God when he realized he was naked. It’s in that attitude of, ‘I know more than you so there.’ that we meet Steve Jobs at the start of the film. Steve is in full on rudeness and abruptness for his first launch. The film 100% delivers on Daniel’s scripture above. It’s so fast and brutal that you cringe at. You are riveted to the screen as the full judgment against him is levied.
Lesson 2 – Be good and loyal and call others to the same standard.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Steve Wozniak portrayed by Seth Rogen is mindbogglingly loyal. There is a repetitive plea from ‘Woz’, as he is affectionately nicknamed, during the film that will make your heart break. You see very visibly, from the early moments what love and loyalty can bring to a person who will hear it and receive it. By the same token love and loyalty can also make you want to correct a friend. The film delivers that message spot on! Usually films shy away from ‘moral correction’. Seth Rogen as Wozniak is the film’s moral corrector. He is the prophet Jeremiah in the film. In one scene,Wozniak is prophetic in Job’s shortcomings and the audience is left with a full sense of dread for Steve.
Watch this stunning scene with Woz prophesying:
Lesson 3 Redemption and Salvation Comes in Truth and Integrity
Proverbs 28:18 – Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.
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