- Had everything in life – wife, a lot of children, riches, servants, land/ property, power, God
- Had every reason to be content and believe in his own ability and power
- One of the most powerful men in his time
- A great relationship with God – remembering his place, humble in heart
His greatest moment: When God took it all away
I can never fathom how Job had the ability and attitude to say: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked I shall return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD.”
It breaks my heart how Job had the humility, attitude, faith and trust in the Lord in order for him to say that through all of the loss. And it wasn’t just any loss – It was a GREAT LOSS! In fact, there came a point in his suffering that he wanted to die already than to remain alive and suffer. And to top it all off, everything that happened seemed to be without reason! WHY OH WHY GOD???
Put yourself in Job’s shoes.
God gives and God takes away. When God will take away from me in my life, I pray that I will have Job’s attitude. I’m deciding on that now and will keep deciding on that everyday so that when the day comes that something precious is taken away from me, I will be able to say: “God has given and God has taken away. Praise be to His name.”
How about you? Have you ever thought about Job’s case? REAL TROUBLES can SHATTER and SHAKE you. Unless you have Job’s trust in God and his humility in knowing his own place, you are in risk of putting the blame on God and asking “Why?” instead of responding like Job.