In this article we will talk about Job, a man who remained whole, faithful and just before God, regardless of the difficulties he was going through. This is a story that can be very useful in our day to day, since we often find ourselves in trouble in our daily lives and do not know why we are going through there.
In the first chapter of the book of Job, we realize in the first verses that Job was a righteous man and at the same time possessed great riches, had a beautiful family, in a few words, Job had everything that any man in our society would like to have. However, this greatly upset Satan and that is why he told God that Job only served him for the material goods that God had allowed him to have. And God allowed satan to touch the property, health and even Job’s family.
And after that conversation satan did not hesitate to take away everything he had from Job; He took away his cattle, his family, his property and even his health. And it is exactly at times like these, when we lose everything, that we know if we really are faithful followers of our God.
But in that great trial Job was not alone, God was watching each one of his words, his heart, his thoughts. And although later we see Job overwhelmed by the trials, chapter one shows us that Job did not need anything to be faithful to his God. Are you in a big trial without knowing what to do? Go to God, believe in Him, embrace Him and sooner or later you will see His powerful hand.
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Glory be to God
Jesus Christ, yesterday today and forever. Have a nice weekend.
Jesus Christ yesterday today and forever. Have a nice weekend.
Yes elohim the mighty in battle. Hallelujah
In the most difficult trying God is watching you
Our life here can go through difficulties which, we think, will never be as hard as those Job had to resist. We read that Job was considered a perfect man by the Lord:
“And the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God, and eschews evil?” (Job 1:8).
At that point in the history, we could gather that Job was a special man, like no one else among mankind: for he had received the grace to be a wise and fearful man of God, besides all the material possessions and the nice family he had.
But if we read his story, we see Job fails the Lord God and needs Him to have mercy on him.
The Lord God does not forsake Job in his distress, caused by Satan and men—in spite of the fact he contends with the Almighty.
“Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,
Shall he that contends with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproves God, let him answer it.
Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand on my mouth.”
He had to acknowledge he was a vile man.
This account in the book of Job tells us how God gave back to Job what he had lost: other sons and abundant material possessions… as well as years of life to enjoy them.
The Lord God was watching on Job and did not let Satan touch his soul.
Job pleased the Lord as he recognized:
“For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day on the earth:” (Job 19:25)
We will go through hard events in our lives—things that may make us think God has forgotten us. But if we wait for God through Jesus Christ, his love will deliver us from any bad situation; and he will make us come out of those problems, and he will again give us rest and joy for our bodies and souls, because:
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” (Romans 8:35)
May the Lord God grant that we may be glad and trust in Him in all bad situations—whatever he may decide for us or allow us to go through in this life