Biblical Story Of Job And Lessons To Learn.
Job, a faithful man, a man who loves God and always serving God. Job is said to be a man with the right path before God, his desire is to always do the will of God and not only himself but also his family by offering a sacrifice of purification for his children. Job can be seen as a good picture of a man after God’s heart.
Job 1:1 “There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil. Job so much lived his life to please God, that God could boast of him before the devil, with this we have it clearly that Job is a man dearly loved by God.
Job 1:8 “Then the lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.”
Satan was permitted by God to put the faithfulness of Job to test. Job was greatly tried by the devil, he went through a great trial, to the extent he lost his whole property in a day. (Job 1:12-22).
Despite his trials, he remained faithful and he didn’t say anything against the name of God, with his faith still standing in God throughout the tribulations, Job emerged victorious through the trials and Job’s faithfulness through the trials and tribulations made God bless the latter days of Job greater than the former.
Lessons To Learn From The Story of Job.
1. Tribulations: One important lesson to be learnt from the story of Job is that as Christians and followers of Christ in this sinful world, we will at one stage or another in our life go through trials either great or small for our faith in God. Knowing and following the commandments of God has to do with enduring trials and maintaining our stand in Him. The devil and his agents will fight us and try to frustrate us because of our Faith and belief in God.
Mark 8:34 “Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me”
In the above Bible scripture, it is clear evident that serving and following the precepts of God means carrying a cross and following after Him wholeheartedly. Job was faced with the trials that come with serving God, but with the help of God Job emerged victorious through the trials. Likewise we also as Christians and follower of God will emerge after trials we face in life.
2. Maintain Your Stand in God:
Job 2:9 “His wife said to him, “Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die.”
Job was faced with a great trials and in such a situation his wife went to him and told him to curse his God, What a big surprise that such words can come from Job’s wife. But rather Job maintained his stand in God and defended his integrity. This is a great lesson to be learnt that no matter what we go through during the trials of life, then we must maintain our stand in God. Trials can sometime come as a test of our integrity and our stand in God. God could proudly boast of Job’s faithfulness before the devil because God knew Job to be a man of integrity. As Christians and children of God, we are expected to maintain our stand in God no matter the severity of our trials in life.
Hebrews 11:6 “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him”
No matter the severity of our trials, it is not good to doubt God and His power. The devil brings tribulations into many Christian’s lives so they can doubt God and His power. We are expected to hold onto our faith and belief in God no matter what we face. Despite Job’s wife asking him to curse his God and die, Job refused and believed strongly and held onto his faith in God.
Job 2:9-10 – Job 2:9 “His wife said to him, “Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die.”
Job 2:10 “But Job replied, “You talk like a foolish woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?” So in all this, Job said nothing wrong”
When we go through trials, we should not give up but rather we should strongly believe in God and our faith will give us victory in the trials.
4. God’s Presence:
Luke 4:10 “For the Scriptures say,
‘He will order his angels to protect and guard you”
As children of God, we should believe in our heart that no matter what we go or we are passing, the sure presence of God is with us and will never leave us or forsake us.
Psalms 33:18-19-Psalm 33:18 “But the lord watches over those who fear him those who rely on his unfailing love.
Psalm 33:19 “He rescues them from death and keeps them alive in times of famine”
We must always believe that the same way God did not allow the devil to touch the life of Job, the same way God will not allow anything that can kill us to come near our dwellings.
5. Worship God even in hard times: As a true and faithful child of God, we must learn to worship Him in every moment of our lives. Whether good or bad, big or small, thin or thick, rich or poor, we must still see Him as our God. We should not worship God and serve Him, only in our good and beautiful times but also we must serve God in our bad and dark days because He is the only one who can help us. When we serve God in our hard times, we create more avenues for God to trust us as His child and He can proudly boast of us the same God boasted of Job.
Job 1:8 “Then the lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.” When we worship God in our hard times, then we move the hands to intervene in our situations and change our Story.
Biblical Story of Job and Lessons to Learn
1. My Father, help me to love you and serve you in every situation of my life in Jesus name.
2. Oh Lord, give me the grace to maintain my stand for you in Jesus name.
3. My Father, always assure me of your presence in my life in every situation of my life in Jesus name.
4. My Father, crown my days of trials with great testimonies after the trials in Jesus name.
5. Oh Lord, the same way you make Job victorious, give me victory in the trials of my life in Jesus name.