The Job Gist
Job was a righteous man n his misfortune was unprovoked but a test of faith,, he maintained his revere for God but he did utter some innapropriate sentiments against God s choices
His friends, to make it worse, Zophar, Bildad and Eliphaz, persisted that Job was iniquitous and that his sin caused God s judgement,, they insisted, n brought valid pointers that people do sin indeed, and sometimes it is difficilt to see these follies and sometimes it takes God s rod of correction to make us aware of it. Moreover, they pummeled this idea onto job with a condemning tone,,
Elihu kept it real after clarifying that God does things as on his agenda and not necessarily on our actions and that this mighty agenda would be the perfect trajectory for our lives,
God also cuts in and confirms to Job that he is all knowing, just and fair and his actions are well premeditated,, HE condemns the three friends who were wrong on God s intention and doubles Job s portion in wealth and lifespan..
Such kinds of trials come in,the Christian walk especially because of our righteousness.. It may not be provoked. We may be abandoned by close family n friends and the bretheren whom we would expect to standwith us,start to condemn us. These are signs of such promotional challenges like a promotional match in a game which determines your increase or stagnation of ones rank. It may b tough, but God is aware, right by our side, listening closely to us and monitoring our condition so that the challenge would not be too difficult to cause us to faint.. Just like job, who thought he knew all there was to do with this faith, he learned and reinforced a new personal relationship with God as he quoted to have "seen God for himself" in ch 42. He learned torust in him and realized that HE is omnitient, omnipresent and omnipotent. Similarly, we Christians, strong as we may believe ourselves to be, still have a lot to learn from God, there is always room to improve our relationship with the,Almighty. And when God done with us, he will grant these amazing double portions those who endure to the tail end including an elongated life (which shuldnt be taken for granted). Dear God help us wait on you when such,times come.
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