Job 1-2 (King James Version) --- to long to post


Theology Tested by Experience

Job was a righteous man who had a wife and ten children, along with in-laws and servants. The damage done by Katrina was nothing in comparison to the calamity thrust upon this Godly man. One disaster after another hit him, and just when he thought it could not get ant worse --- it did! Finally, when only job and his wife were left alive, she told him to "Curse God and die!" Instead, Job fell down in worship. "The Lord has given and the Lord has taken away," he said, "Blessed be the name of the Lord."

If you study this book, you realize that the marvel isn't that his wife told him to curse God, the marvel is that Job did not. Our Lord gave him the strength to bear his overwhelming burdens without complaint.

FOR TODAY: Ask yourself, Am I like Job's wife when things don't go my way?