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Rejoicing In Circumstances

Hello, God has given me something in Job 2:10 which says,

“He replied, “You are talking like a foolish[a] woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”(AIn all this, Job did not sin in what he said.(B)”

Job: Again the Angels came to present themselves before the Lord, Satan came with them. Satan was eventually allowed to do what he pleased with Job, except put him to death. So, Satan gave Job horrible sores from his feet to his head. But, He maintained his integrity, and did not sin. He a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it. His wife said, “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!” He responded in the verse above. He asked her if we should accept Good from God but not trouble. And Job still did not sin. When his friends heard about the trouble, they set out and met together. They decided that they should go be with Job and comfort him. When they saw Job they could barely recognize him, and they wept aloud. They tore their robes and sprinkled dust on their heads. They sat with Job quietly for seven days and seven nights.

Christians: Christians are saved from sins. They have been saved by Christ from sins. But, unbelievers are still stuck in sins. If you are an unbeliever, then why don’t you come to Christ? Why don’t you be loved and saved by Him. Christ is mighty to save, and He will save you. If you come to him, you can resist temptation in Him (1 Corinthians 10:13). We can do all things through Christ (Philippians 4:13). So, why not come to Christ, and be saved? God is so kind and loving, and He will save you. So why don’t you come to Him?

What to do: Here is one thing, in application to this passage, that we are to do as Christians: Resist the temptation to grumble. Now, we all have or will go through hard times. We have this urge to complain in those hard times. But, we should think of Christ, and of all He went through, and did for us. He gave His own life on a Roman torcher stick (The Cross). So, when we think of that we shouldn’t complain, but instead rejoice that Jesus took on all our sins, and died and rose again for us. So, let us rejoice!

God: God has given His only son for us. He has loved us so much, so let us praise Him! Jesus gave His own life for us, let us give thanks and rejoice. Job did not curse God and die, and his wife suggested. He was sad, but it is okay to mourn as long as you mourn as one with hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14). God would not let Satan kill Job. Job did have something to be thankful for. Let us praise God for all that He has done for us! Thank You, Jesus!

Application: How does Job 2:10 apply to us? Job asked his wife if we should accept good from God and not trouble, because she told him to cure God and die. The answer to that question is no. God tests us, and we should not grumble because of it. We should accept hard times as well as good, just like Job did. During hard times, we should think of Christ  and what He did for us, and stop focusing on our circumstances. Jesus gave His own life for us, on the Cross to save us from sins. When we think of that we should not continue to complain.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for loving me so much. Thank You for making me Your daughter. Please help me to rejoice in You, no matter what the circumstances. Please help me to love You more, and please help me to draw close to You. Please strengthen me, and help me to talk and walk with You more. Thank You for giving Your son for me. Please help me not to be proud. Please help me to think of You, and dwell on Your word. Please help me to have a longing for Your word. Please help me to read Your word more. Please help me to long to be with You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

Resist temptation, 1 Corinthians 10:13,

 No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful;(A) he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear.(B) But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

Do all things, Philippians 4:13,

 I can do all this through him who gives me strength”

Mourn with hope, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14,

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed(A) about those who sleep in death,(B) so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.(C) 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again,(D) and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him”

Beginning verse, Job 2:10,

“He replied, “You are talking like a foolish[a] woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”(AIn all this, Job did not sin in what he said.(B)”

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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