Saturday, 02 June 2012
He had painful boils on his body, and suffered extreme pain.
He lost his children. And then almost everything else.
Needless to say he had every excuse in the book NOT to believe in anything, or anyone.
One thing, however, remained -- his faith in God.
People who thought they were in the right told him to deny God, but he never wavered in his faith.
Job Praised God when things were going good, and continued to remain steadfast when his world crumbled around him.
His story also reminded me that it's not about a 'religion', but rather a story about Faith. Faith is belief that is not based on proof.
Many would like to see proof of God's existence, but that is not faith. Job's friends provided evidence and excuses as to why Job should not believe -- but he remained steadfast in his Faith.
We are reminded through the story of Job that life has it's ups and downs, but having faith in God in spite of whatever it is you're going through, God will bless you abundantly.
What can we learn from the example of Job in the Old Testament? When have you felt like you were going through a difficult time, and how does maintaining your faith in God help you get through these times?