Life Happens: What’s Your Response?

SUP WITH ME: Words of Inspiration

Job 9:4

He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?

From the words of Job himself, a righteous and upright man, who we know endured the unimaginable, Job Chapter 9 gives an account of his response to Bildad’s rebuke and accusation of Job’s sin, due to the negative things that had occurred in his life.

Life at times may seem unfair and negative events may take place. We never deem ourselves as deserving of anything bad happening in our lives but the bottom line is, they happen. Although Job was a righteous and blameless man, some of the most horrendous things that we can think of occurred in his life. In the times of Job, it was thought that the only way that these things could possibly happen, would be a result of living a life full of sin resulting in wrath from God.

For Job, this was not the case. He was innocent and God Himself knew he wouldn’t fall to sin or the temptation to curse Him after these events. Job had passed the test of faith, although he questioned God why, he did not curse or sin against Him. He did not harden himself against God.

When we have decided to take this Christian journey, we WILL face trials, tribulations and tests but to continue to prosper, we must not harden ourselves against God. In Job’s stand against many who felt that he should curse God, his lost fortune was restored and he was given twice as much as he had before (Job 42:10).

So, don’t let the circumstances of life separate you from the true love, protection and restoration of God and His son Jesus Christ.

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