Not things but Him!

Job 2:10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

This part of Job’s life sums up the attitude we are to have about serving God and material goods. Job had been a very wealthy man in every way that you can describe it. He had had family, friends, position, comfort, wealth, power, prosperity, etc. He knew that what he had came from God. He never questioned that.

No doubt he enjoyed all that God had given him. Then God decided to allow Satan to take it all away in a matter of days. Not just his retirement plan but all that he had. He lost his “stock,” his savings, his children, his health and all he had left was a wife telling him to curse God and die.

Then comes some of the deepest yet hardest words found in the Bible. H realized that it was all about God. He knew that what he had had before had come from God. He knew that now that he had lost everything that God had a purpose even in that.

Life wasn’t over. There was plenty of reason to live. God obviously had a purpose for what He was doing in Job’s life. He did not get an attitude with God. He did not blame God and apparently he did not complain. He just waited to see what God had in mind.

There will be lots of lessons from the life of Job no doubt over the next few days but this is a good one. You are not enjoying today all the blessings you have been accustomed to. You are suffering compared to where you were. What attitude should you take right now? How you should you act?

Some want to get angry with God and themselves. Some want to walk away from God thinking that somehow God has failed them. Some are dropping out of church. Some are getting involved in affairs and sin as an outlet for their frustration.

How about deciding today that God knows what He is doing and deciding to trust Him, draw closer than ever and wait to see what He will do. He is at work. He has done good and today it seems that things aren’t as good but how about trusting God.

After all it is not about the things it is about Him!

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