Wednesday, June 20, 2012

In the Word Wednesday: JOB

Today i'm linking up with Becky at Tales of Beauty for Ashes for In the Word Wednesday. Every morning I wake up and grab my iPad and read my bible before my feet hit the floor. (Fletcher willing) It's just how I start my day. Lately i've been following my church's reading plan and we just got through the book of Job. That Job. Oh how I feel for Job. I tend to think of Job as one of the most popular people in the land. You know the friends you have that you feel like they have it made? Perfect house, perfect job, perfect family... so on and on? I think that's how people felt about Job. I mean he woke up every morning and made a sacrifice for each of his kids. He was the perfect follower of Christ. Then one day the Lord tells Satin to tempt Job. To take it all away. Just don't kill him. And that's what Satan did. Killed his servents, burned his sheep, killed his family. but yet (after tearing off his robe and shaving his head) he said this: 
"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."
HE PRAISED THE LORD! After everything that had happened to him he was still praising Him. Could you do that? If that happened to me I think I would be pretty angry... but not Job. Job gave it all up and gave glory to where it was do. In the middle of a storm. 

I wanna be like Job. 

tales from a FAR

PS- Today i'm also linking up with Wednesday Wander with Twitter. So check that out too!! 

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F.... said...

Depending on the day, I feel like I can relate to Job in the sense that chaos and negativity and heartbreak swarms in from every direction. Seeing his reaction and response is sooo inspiring! Great Post!


Michelle said...

Deeps thoughts bestie. I needed this today. I love you.

The Hill Hangout said...

There is so much to learn from Job. I'm not sure that even if I read this book 100 times I could glean all there is to know! (Came over from the blog hop.)

Kelly said...

Wow,,,yep, I SURE don't think like Job when hard things happen to me. I'll first think everything BUT praising God! What a wonderfully candid reminder!!! This was wonderful! Thank you so much for linking up today.

The Moseleys said...

Girl, it just BOGGLES my mind how Job could praise God in the midst of all the horrible things he experienced. It makes me question, can I even praise God through the tiny trials? I have so much to grow.