Hearing a teaching based on Job recently, one thing came to my mind… actually several issues crossed my mind. I thought about it later on and felt I should share it all.
Will you be like Job and hold on to God to the end? Would you deny Jesus Christ when you go through tribulations? Would you be quick to pass judgement on one going through hard times or will we be a pillar for them? Standing with them, will you cry with those crying? Will you mourn with those mourning? Or will you be a discouragement to those at the lowest point in their lives.
Chances are very high I will point my fingers, or be like Jobs wife who asked Job to curse God and die. Job 2:9.
His friends was so convinced Job had committed sins and thats he was undergoing the calamities that befell him. They sat with job for Seven days but after that they started condemning Job. Telling him that he He should repent from his sins. Of which Job stuck by the fact that he was righteous. The three friends names were Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. Job 2:11.
After the three friends could not answer any of Job’s questions, Elihu who gad listened all along based on that he was younger than the other three now spoke. Elihu points out the errors of the three friends and corrects Job for Questioning God. Job 32-37.
- No matter what adversities we Go through, God uses them all for his Glory.
- God does not tempt us. Neither does evil come from the Lord but from Satan.
- Satan cannot do us any harm except with God permission.
- We should identify God’s grace even in our adversities.
- God is faithful and cannot allow that we be tempted beyond what we can handle.
So who are we?
Are we to stand by those going through trials or we make the assumption they are paying for their sins?
Will we stand by them and give them support they need or look down upon them self-righteously?
Will we hold on to hope of yhe salvation of Jesus Christ or will we give up?