Thursday, August 23, 2012

Real People Real Problems

 Job of the bible, was a man who lived pretty decently. He had livestock, he had a great family. He did not want for anything. However he was one of the most severely tested for his faith then all of the characters in the bible. Just when he thought things were going well Job's world caved in. Unjustly so. Job was a good man and believed in God. So when he fell ill and did not seem to get any better he wanted it all to end. Why? He kept asking the Lord. The Lord seemingly ignored him. It got so bad in his suffering that Job's friends said to him " just give up on your God, he doesn't seem to care, in fact he seems to have given up on you". Why is your God punishing you like this? Job did not have an answer. But we find later that Satan had made a wager with God betting that Job would break and renounce him as his God. God said no he won't. The devil said watch. God said the only thing you can't bring upon my faithful servant is death. Job suffered so and survived, proving to himself, his family and to God that he was righteous after all and that Satan is a liar as he is today.
Psalm 16:8 have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.