“But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.”
Job 2:10 NKJV
There are mighty lessons to be learned from Job. There are few Christians today who can repeat these words of Job when their circumstances seem to go sideways. In a single day he lost his wealth, his servants, his children, and his health. Yet he did not sin with his lips.
How many of us today could do the same in his circumstance? Job suffered for his devotion to the Lord but did not sin, many today can’t handle daily difficulties in a Christ-like manner. We get cut off in traffic and we sin with our lips, we don’t get enough sleep and we sin with our lips. Things don’t go the way WE want them to, and we curse with our tongues. Have we forgotten the words of Christ? “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33).
We will have trouble in this life, it wasn’t a “maybe” it was a guarantee. Paul knew well what it was to suffer for the sake of the gospel, but he never complained against God. “Are they ministers of Christ?—I speak as a fool—I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often.” (II Cor. 11:23). Few in America have even come close to this kind of persecution or tribulation, yet we struggle daily with our tongues because of the minor difficulties we face day to day. The Spirit of God resides in us, can we not overcome? Can we not do better than to curse and complain? God spoke well of Job, could He say the same of you?
“Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?””
Job 1:8 #CalledtoBattle