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Having a bad day?

Posted by: David Carroll

Job 1:20-21 (NKJV)

Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. And he said:"Naked I came from my mother's womb,And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away;Blessed be the name of the Lord."

Job had a really bad day. He went from being the richest man in the East with a very large household to loosing all his possessions and all his children in a matter of moments. Look at his reaction; yes, he was full of grief as evidenced by his very Jewish reaction of tearing his robe. But then he fell down to the ground and did what? He worshiped and acknowledged God as sovereign and then he blessed God. Wow! That is a supernatural reaction of trust and faith. Next time you are having a bad day, read this first chapter of Job.

This is just the beginning of Job's travail. Next chapter he looses his health and what's worse, then he is "comforted" by his three friends to try to convince him of his wickedness while he tries to defend his innocence. Why do the righteous suffer? Is that the main question of the book of Job? Stay tuned...

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