Job 2:9 - Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!" NASU
"Curse God and die!"
You have got to be kidding me!
I seriously don't believe you could give anyone worse advice. If you find yourself enduring some type of trials never say or do what Job's wife suggested. Cursing God or taking His name in vain is just not smart.
After Job suffers through these early trials the Bible tells us what he did. In Job 1:20 -"Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped." NASU
When we are going through life's trials do they lead us to worship? Or are we be more inclined to follow the advice of Mrs. Job and curse God and give up on our faith?
Job's trials led him to worship God. My suggestion to you if you're enduring trials right now is allow them to lead you to worship God.
And naked I shall return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the LORD."
22 Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God. NASU
Is it any wonder God said, "Job was a man of integrity."
I remember hearing that scripture before I ever became a Christian. We came out naked and we were going to die that way.
This saying of Job's is one of those classic scriptures that is quoted by a lot of people who may never have even read the Bible.
He was a man of integrity. His belief system was wired this way: If I receive good things from God that is okay and if I receive bad things in this life that is okay also for God is still God.
The best way to become a person of integrity is to allow God's Word to direct your steps.
Think On These:
People seldom improve when they have no model but themselves.
Each person has the chance to improve himself, but some just don't believe in taking chances.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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