The story of Job is attested to be a true historical account that supposedly takes place in the patriarchal age. It’s a very mysterious book as far as origin and author are concerned, and is one of the most poetic and artistic books in all of scripture. The person of Job is said to be four things: perfect, upright, fearing of God, eschewing of evil.
Job a was a rich man, the richest man in all of the east, so says the scripture, and Job feared and respected God. Job was a good man and God blessed Him. But, the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.
Well, the Lord gave us rest and health, then He took it away. Josh fell sick and I stayed up all night with him to make sure he was okay in the night. So, there went the health and rest all in one fell swoop. And you hear and read verses like:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
You wonder why this purpose came at this time and place, and even what the purpose might be. But, then you also take a look at standby passages like:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
And remember that all things work together for good to those called according to His purpose. But, we don’t often think of what good means. It’s His purpose, so obviously it is His good, that doesn’t always mean our good; but all things work together for the good of God’s purpose in the lives of those whom He has chosen.
Think about it. The good of God’s purpose doesn’t always mean our good; in a way it does, though. It may not be our physical good, but perhaps our spiritual good: that we would grow in Christ and closer to God the Father.
All things. All things worth together for good to them that love God, to them that are the called according to His purpose.
As always, thanks for reading.
–the anonymous novelist