Memorable Scripture: Don’t Blame God

In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong. Job 1:22

How do you handle things going wrong?
What happens to your attitude when the doctor gives you a bad report or the car unexpectedly breaks down.
Do you get angry, cuss, and throw things?
Do you shake a fist at God and say, “Why?”

In one day Job’s working livestock was stolen or killed in a thunderstorm, raiders killed all of his servants, and a windstorm killed his ten children.
As if that wasn’t enough, Job became very sick with sores all over his body.
All of this was too much for his wife to handle. At this point, she told him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!” Job 2:9

Job never cursed or blamed God.
I’m not going to say he smiled and said, “Que sera sera.”
I think he became depressed and somewhat despondent.
He was unrecognizable when his close friends came to help him. (Job 2:12)
For a week, not a word was spoken between them as Job grieved. (Job 2:13)
When Job finally spoke he wished he had never been born. (Job 3:1-26)

Job did not throw a fit.
Job did not blame God.
Job did not cuss.
He cried.
He mourned the loss of his children.
He was upset over the words of his wife.
His idyllic life was gone.
I’m sure in his silence he wondered why this happened.
Now his friends begin to tell what they think.

How would you handle it all?

You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord — that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful. James 5:11

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