Job 2:1-10, Common English Bible
Life is like a coin; every aspect of it has two sides. Those sides involve: suffering and faith and lament and praise. Suffering comes as a way to experience life and once we experience it, we get to respond. Lament is often a response. Suffering leads to lament and lament strengthens our faith and faith releases praise.
Job has been labeled as worthy enough to be targeted by evil. Job’s integrity has led God to giving certain allowances to the Adversity except for touching Job.
Every day in the life that God gives us is an adventure in recognizing where God is and what God is doing. To be chosen by God to live another day is evidence of God’s grace.
Life invites us to a time of testing. Preparation is key for the adventure. On the adventure our integrity grows by…
Trusting God in all things!
The Lord said to the Adversary, “Have you thought about my servant Job, for there is no one like him on earth, a man who is honest, who is of absolute integrity, who reveres God and avoids evil? He still holds on to his integrity, even though you incited me to ruin him for no reason.” Job 2:3
Realizing that evil exists!
The Adversary responded to the Lord, “Skin for skin—people will give up everything they have in exchange for their lives. But stretch out your hand and strike his bones and flesh. Then he will definitely curse you to your face.” Job 2:4-5
Recognizing what God is doing!
Job said to her, “You’re talking like a foolish woman. Will we receive good from God but not also receive bad?” In all this, Job didn’t sin with his lips. Job 2:10
Hear the W.O.W., the Words of Wisdom,
“God is present!”