Job went through an ordeal. That is putting it mildly. What would it be like to loose everything you owned, all of your children and your health in a matter of a few days? But then, we all have our own ordeals. This book looks at Job and answers the question we all ask. Why?
I have always admired Job. Other than Jesus Christ he probably suffered as much as any individual recorded in the scriptures and stood the test. Who of us could endure losing great wealth in a single day to include the lives of our children and stand firm in his faith? When called on by his God to stand the test even though he had his doubts fueled by what he had been taught Job passed the test with flying colors.
It makes me to wonder if we who claim the Christian heritage here in the States could really stand up to such a test ourselves. I hope so. It isnâ€™t easy or flippant to suffer for God. Christians around the world pay a heavy price for their faith even today. As persecution increases all around us these brave men and women have endured hardship, pain, suffering, starvation and neglect all because they have fallen in love with Jesus Christ and only wish to share their good fortune with others.
The world will never understand the Good News of Jesus Christ because it is motivated by a dark and evil power and held close in the tight clutches of its evil prince of darkness. For now he is the prince of this age. He will run his rein of terror until the God of Heaven decides it is enough. I believe that decision is coming soon and very soon. We may have to endure some suffering ourselves. But if and when we do may we have the strength, courage and power of Job to withstand anything that this evil prince of darkness may throw our way. With the help and strength of our Lord Jesus Christ we too will be able to stand the test of our own ordeal.