Time For Some Friday Fun
Hey guys and welcome back to another devotion with The Faith Filled Friends. We really appreciate the support and we are grateful for all the feed back. Tonight we will be looking at a passage of scripture from Job, and if you know me, then you know I love Job!
“One day when Jobʼs sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brotherʼs house, a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby, and the Sabeans attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The fire of God fell from the heavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brotherʼs house, when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: “Naked I came from my motherʼs womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.”
We have covered this passage before, but it is just so inspiring. Job was one of the most God fearing men to ever walk the earth! After losing everything, he did not sin in his ways by getting angry or blaming God. That is truly incredible!
Job here shows extreme strength and faith in the Lord. His world is utterly destroyed, everything falls a part all at once. He loses everything. From having it all to losing it all. But it’s his response that is worth remembering.
Life is hard and confusing at times and we won’t always understand God’s plan. But like God says in Jeremiah 29:11, He has a plan for you and me. This plan is to make us prosper, not to suffer. Here we see God allowing a test to happen to Job, an extreme test. Tests are hard an we often don’t hear from God in those hard times. In “God’s Not Dead 2,” Pat Boone delivers a great line that explains this. He says that during a test, the teacher is silent. If the teacher just gave us all the answers, then it wouldn’t be a test. It’s the same with God.
So put yourself in Jobs position. What would your response be to God? I can imagine a lot of people would like to use some choice words, but it is God after all. He holds the whole universe in His hands and He is holding you too. What ever circumstances you have faced, remember that God is the teacher and He wants us to learn and grow. Just remember Jobs response, and you should be golden.
We love you Jesus!
The Faith Filled Friends