Can I just say that Job's strong and fearless faith is what I want.
He was such a GOOD man.
Follow along at Job 1-2
(By the way, this is the Bible I have and I love it!)
500 yoke of oxen
A large number of servants
He had a lot of children, animals and servants!
The Lord and Satan had a conversation about Job and how there was not one person on earth as blameless as him who fears God and shuns evil.
Satan believed that if everything he had was taken away he would curse the Lord.
He lost everything!
Still Job worshiped the Lord and said...
"The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised."
Then, Satan and the Lord spoke again about how Job continues his integrity.
Satan believed that if Job's body was harmed, then he would curse the Lord.
Still, it didn't happen.
Job had painful sores head to toe.
Even his wife was shocked that he wasn't cursing God.
"Job replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said."
We are expected to have good and difficult times. I believe that during troubles is when our faith can be strengthened. If we only had good and no trouble, how could we strengthen our faith?
We can choose to become bitter or better during those troubles. I want to choose to become better!
Continue to read Job, it's good!