Pain even in the Goodness

As I was reading Job in the Bible I was sad but happy at the same time. How can someone that never did no evil experience so much suffering in one day? Why did God bring Job up to Satan, when Satan wasn’t even worried about Job? “Did you notice my servant Job?” the Lord asked. “There is no one on earth as faithful and good as he is. He worships me and is careful not to do anything evil.” (Job‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭GNT‬‬) Job did not blame God and neither should we. We shouldn’t only hold the image that God is good all the time because He doesn’t play by our rules. God can do as He pleases because He doesn’t answer to nobody but everything in this world answers to Him. I was sad at the fact that Job didn’t deserve anything that came his way. Satan just wanted to prove a point to God and test Job’s faith in God. Satan wanted to prove to God that Job was only faithful to God because of everything God can give him. Satan destroyed this man’s whole life in one day. Job was left with nothing but his wife. His servants, his animals, and his children were all taken away from him.

13 “One day when Job’s children were having a feast at the home of their oldest brother, 14 a messenger came running to Job. “We were plowing the fields with the oxen,” he said, “and the donkeys were in a nearby pasture. 15 Suddenly the Sabeans attacked and stole them all. They killed every one of your servants except me. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.” 16 Before he had finished speaking, another servant came and said, “Lightning struck the sheep and the shepherds and killed them all. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.” 17 Before he had finished speaking, another servant came and said, “Three bands of Chaldean raiders attacked us, took away the camels, and killed all your servants except me. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.” 18 Before he had finished speaking, another servant came and said, “Your children were having a feast at the home of your oldest son, 19 when a storm swept in from the desert. It blew the house down and killed them all. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.” 20 Then Job got up and tore his clothes in grief. He shaved his head and threw himself face downward on the ground. 21 He said, “I was born with nothing, and I will die with nothing. The Lord gave, and now he has taken away. May his name be praised!” (‭‭Job‬ ‭1:13-21‬ ‭GNT‬‬) I love how despite everything that happened to Job, He maintained his hope in the Lord. He knew that everything happened for a reason. He could have Sinned really bad but did not. He remained faithful to our God. What made me happy is that Satan still has to ask God for permission in order to harm Job or do anything. That’s the good thing that nothing has more power than our God and everything has to go through Him first. Just as God gives life, He takes it away… even Satan has to answer to God before he does something.

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