Topic: Book of Job
So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes. Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips. (Job 2:7-10 KJV)
Have you ever receive some negative advice from your loved ones or friend? Of course, we all did. Someone told me that I cannot be a preacher due to my disability. Or the person may tell you to blame God for your problems. Even though God didn’t create situation that we couldn’t get out from it, we automatically ask Him why. “Why you did this or that.”
In this passage, we read that God let Satan play around with Job’s life for while. Even though Satan wanted to be like God, it doesn’t mean that he can be above God. We also read that his wife can see what Job is going through, she suggested him to blame God for the problem. Why she said that? Did she believe God? Even though she know who God was, she wanted to curse God. Did Job take his wife advice? No! He knew better understanding who God was.
We all can be blamed God for our problems, but, truthfully, we are blaming ourselves for our problems. Most people may feel sorry for themselves after they choose Barak Obama as the U.S. President.
James 1:5-8 says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”
God cannot just give us wisdom because we didn’t ask for it. If you want to solve your problem, ask God for wisdom. We just cannot blame God for our life situation. Even though there is a spiritual war going on above, God is not the problem, except ours. However, we can ask God to overcome our life situation.
If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God.