There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. (Job 1:1)
Today's Morsel: Most people in the church have heard of Job's suffering caused by Satan on him. And the majority of folks focus on the beginning and the end of Job's life and not what transpired in the middle pages of his story. Yes, we can look to the end of the book and talk about Job's double blessings, but the message for the saints is in the middle pages of the book of Job. You see, it's in the middle pages of in the book where the saints find the key to enduring under stressful conditions. It's in the middle of the book that you learn how to deal with false accusations and evil. It's in the middle of the book that Job's character is revealed to his friends. The book of Job isn't about why bad things happen to good people, the book of Job is about right priorities in life. The number main priorities of every saint is to walk perfect and upright, to fear God, and to eschew evil. As long as those priorities are in order, hell can't defeat you. As Solomon said, "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil" (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14). Read the whole story, not just the beginning and end. The meat of the matter is in the middle.
Sing: Let me walk with You, Jesus, don't ever leave me alone. For without You I could never, no never make heaven my home.
Thought for Today: The position of God in your life doesn't change because of your suffering.