Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Devotion For The Day...

Job 1:20-22 (NIV)
At this, Job got up and
tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he
fell to the ground in worship...
and said:
"Naked I came from my mother's womb, and
naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the
LORD has taken away; may the name of the
LORD be praised."
In all this, Job did not
sin by charging God with wrongdoing

We can scarcely imagine all that calamity
striking in one day, though some readers
have had the one thing that was dearest to
them taken. Losing all is losing all regardless
if it is little or much. Surely Job's greatest
loss was that of his children. To lose even
one child is worse than imaginable. How do
you react to adversity?
When we read Job's reaction, we see that
God was correct in His assessment of Job.
I've never seen anyone react without even a
"Why God?" Job will come to that later. If you
are wondering why Satan allowed his wife to
live, it is because she told him to curse God
and die. It was about to get even worse, as
Satan does not wish to admit defeat and
longed to turn Job against God.
Job's response was to worship. His answer
is quoted at funerals, but it should be
considered throughout our lives. We came
into the world without physical things and we
will leave without them. There has never
been a moving van following a casket. The
Egyptians tried, but all those treasures sit in
museums. If our children go first, we will
meet them one day, but our earthly treasures
will go to others. Praise the name of the
LORD. Praise Him for His wisdom in bringing
us to the things that last and separating us
from the temporal. How attached are you to
the things that you will leave behind?
Consider: When we have a realization of the
little value of earthly things, it is much easier
to share them with others at the leading of
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Blessing to all..... 

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