February 25 – Job – Job 1-2
Why did God have so much confidence in Job? In 1:8 God point out four commendable attributes of Job to satan. God calls Job a perfect (well balanced and complete) man. God says Job is an upright (righteous and well pleasing to God) man. Job is a man that fears (respect and reverent to) God. Job is one that escheweth (hates Psalms 101:3) evil.
Job teaches us how to react to trials, tests, circumstances, tribulations, and depression in our life. Job’s life was great until chapter 1 verse 13. It says “And there was a day” in Job’s life. It is safe to say, when you choose to serve the Lord, and determine to adopt the four attributes highlighted by God, you will be tested.
I would like to point out in Job 2:13 when it shows Job’s friends grieving with Job. They heard he was having a tough time. They came to see and were shocked to see the extent of his suffering. They recognized his grief. They sat with him in silence without saying a word for seven days and nights. It is important to help our brothers and sisters in Christ, and it is equally important to grieve with them (Romans 12:15).