Once More *Job 2-3

This is a great example of strong faith mixed with fear. Job has already lost a great amount of material wealth and all 10 of his children, and now his body is covered with painful sores. Yet, Job holds fast to the truth that God is good even though he has once again been greatly afflicted. What is Job’s response to his wife and the excruciating pain he was experiencing?
9 His wife said to him, “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!”10 He 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. (2:9- 10)
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Job was an upright, honest man who loved God with all of his heart, however there was an open door for Satan to walk into Job’s life. There were actually two sins. The first is fear: Job said, “What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.” (3:25) This one little verse is usually overlooked, but needs to be acknowledged. Job was not full of trust; he had lots of fear. Fear opens the door for the evil one to walk right in and rake havoc – not only in the person’s life, but that of the family as well. God truly is good and allowed all this to happen to Job for a very good reason. God loved Job so much that He wanted to heal Job completely by removing all fear and replace it with peace and total trust. God did not want Job to live his whole life in fear, worry, or anxiety. NO, God wanted to set Job free from all this.
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Further on we will see that pride is the second sin that needs to be dealt with as well.
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We only see in part, and our feelings rule a good portion of who we are and how we deal with our experience in life. Since God is God and we are not, His ways are far above our ways and His thoughts above ours.
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Now we can see God’s ways are far above what we could ever think, believe, or imagine. All we have to do is hold onto “God is good, and faithful. and His love for us endures forever.”
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