Monday, February 04, 2013

Job 1:20-22 Losing Everything

"At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. The he fell to the ground in worship and said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD. be praised." In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrong doing." Job 1:20-22 When Job lost everything, his family and fortune, he grieved. He grieved for the loss of his loved ones, who wouldn't. In this test from Satan, Job passed. He proved that people can love God for who He is and not just what He gives us or what He does for us. Job 2:10 says "Always give thanks to God for everything." God is the one who gives us all things, our family, home, health, the very air we breath. 1 Thess. 5:18 says "Give thanks in all all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." Paul was not teaching that we should thank God for all the bad things that happen to us. But IN everything give thanks. When evil strikes, we can still be thankful that he will accomplish his will through the distress. 1 Peter 5:6 - "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that He may life you up in due time"