What do you do, where do you go, how do you find solace and comfort when you lose something or someone you really love?
Most believers, even non-Christians, know the story about Job from the Bible. Job was one of the richest and greatest, if not THE richest and greatest, men on earth at the time. He was a righteous servant of the Lord.
Job owned 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys. He had a wife and 10 children and a slew of servants.
One day when Satan was prowling around looking for someone to devour God asked Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”
So Satan began attacking God’s servant Job. Satan took all his personal possessions, his health, his friends, and all 10 of his children. He sent Job’s three best friends to aggravate and ridicule him and sent Job’s wife to tell Job to curse God and die.
Job lost it all!
What was Job’s response?–“Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him.”
Though Job lost everything he had and loved in life, Job stayed faithful to God. And God rewarded Job’s faithfulness. When Job had lost everything, his wife told him to curse God and die. He refused and, instead, responded to God in faith, and “the Lord gave to Job twice as much as he had before”. God blessed Job’s later life even more than his earlier life. He J up with fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand teams of oxen, and one thousand donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters.
What would be our response to the devastation Job experienced in his life?
You see God knew something about Job that Satan didn’t know. God knew that Job’s faith and trust in God was so strong that Job would say when everything was gone, “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him.”
What about us? Could we say that?