Who was JOB Job was an upright and righteous man before the Lord. He had seven sons and three daughters. He had 7000 sheep, 3000 camels, 1000 head of cattle and 500 donkeys. Job’s children used to make feasts and gather all.
Satan’s Plots against Job The Lord praised Job for being faithful to Him for all his life. Satan argued that Job was only faithful to the Lord because he was rich. So the Lord allowed Satan to take all of Job’s possessions but not touch his soul.
Satan Executes his Plots One of Job’s servant came and told Job that all his cattle had been taken away, and all his sheep and camels have been killed and all his servants that were with them have been killed. Another Servant came and told Job that his house was blown down by wind and his sons and daughters have all been killed.
Job’s Patience & Thankfulness Job was very saddened with all these news but he didn’t lose his faith in the Lord. Job was not a complaining person, instead he turned to the Lord. Job said, “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21).
Satan Hurts Job Again Satan told God that if He allows him to hurt Job’s body he will immediately turn against the Lord. The Lord allowed Satan again to hurt his body but not to hurt his life. So Satan made sores (boils) break out all over Job’s body.
Job’s Wife Job’s wife told him “Curse God and die” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?”
Job’s Three Friends Job’s friends went to condole him but instead they told him that he must have done something wrong that’s why God is punishing him. Then they told him that God doesn’t care what happens to him so he shouldn’t obey God anymore.
God Talks to Job God answered Job and said “Who are you to question my wisdom” Job said, “I am ashamed of all I have said and repent in dust and ashes”. Job submitted himself completely to the Lord and acknowledged his sin and weakness. God told Job’s friends to offer seven bulls and seven rams for the Lord and repent so they may be forgiven.
Job Prospers Again The Lord restored Job to his former condition with ever-greater prosperity than before. (approximately double of what he had) He became the father of seven sons and three daughters. Job lived 140 years after this, long enough to see his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, four generations.
Conclusion & Application Patience does not mean weakness or laziness, but it means submission to the Lord’s will while we work and struggle. Always pray and say “Lord have mercy on us” and thank God for every conditions”.