The Lord Gave and the Lord Has Taken Away

“The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. BLESSED be the name of the Lord.”

Upon finding out that within moments of one another, Job lost all of his wealth, livestock, nearly all of his servants and his 10 children were killed through a series of raids, fire and a tornado, we pick up in verse 20.

Job 1:20-22 ESV Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. [21] And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” [22] In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.

What would it take for you to refuse to worship God and instead charge God with being unfair to you and move forward into offending God’s nature by willful and careless sin?

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