After 7 days with no words, Job speaks and curses the day of his birth. Three things struck me today in my devotional reading.
First, Job didn’t curse God. Cursing the day of your birth is very different than cursing God. I appreciate his implicit trust in God.
The second thing that impressed me is that Satan not only worked havoc with Job’s family and things, but here he took a toll on his mind. Satan does that. This is why we need to be renewed in the spirit of our minds. Ephesians 4:22-24
But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness,
Lastly, if you just looked at this chapter you wouldn’t think of Job as one who persevered. But the story isn’t over until it’s over! The New Testament praises him for his endurance. Any single day in our lives might not look too good, but God sees the whole. So, if you didn’t do so well yesterday, today is a new day to live for God. Patiently endure.
We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord's dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful. James 5:11
I’m thankful for this account of Job’s life!
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!