So this week my Bible started to take me through Job. I finished reading my reading and I was completely amazed at his story.
I think I’ve read it before, but it didn’t sink in like it did for me last night.
For those of you who don’t know Job’s story:
- Job was a Christ follower and a very wealthy man.
- He was a good Christian, had many kids, a wife, servants, and cattle.
- One day, angels came to report to God and the devil came with them.
- God asked Satan if he had ever seen Job and how amazing he was.
- Satan told God that Job only followed God because he was a wealthy man and had a perfect life. God then told Satan that he could do to Job what he wanted as long as he didn’t hurt Job.
- Satan then killed off all of his cattle, crops and servants only leaving the few messengers to come back and report to Job the terrible news. The devil also killed all of his children in a fire.
Still Job did not speak badly to God or lose faith.
Again, Satan came to God and again God asked if he had seen how wonderful Job was. Satan challenged God once again, he said of course he is, he is healthy physically well. God said do what you will but spare his life.
Therefore, Satan made Job break out into a terrible disease, even his wife asked why he hadn’t yet turned away from God.
Job still said nothing about God and later his friends came and sat with him. None of them said anything for a couple of days.
That’s a far as I got.
As soon as my car engine light comes on I start complaining. When my shirt that I ordered online doesn’t come on the day that it was supposed to, I throw a fit. In traffic, I yell at people that I’ve never met before. I get six and a half hours of sleep and I claim that I’m tired the entire day after.
What would this world look like if we were all Jobs’?
Everything was taken from Job: his health, wealth, and family, but still he didn’t yell at God or lose his faith.
Even his friends came and sat with him while he dealt with all of his new struggles.
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So when those bad things do happen, we deal with them and move on.
And when it seems like it’s becoming too much, we have good enough friends to sit there with us. To be there with us.
Job’s story is so inspiring to me and a little of an eye opener.
I definitely owe God an apology for freaking out in the drive thru at Chick Fil A or for when I’m tired from working at the job that I love.
We should all really aspire to be Jobs’ and I hope one day I have a love and faith strong enough to weather anything and still stand firm.
If you haven’t read Job in the Bible before, you should really check it out!
Be a Job this week!
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