Scriptures

Job! A Faithful Man Of God

Introduction

“He said, ‘ I was naked when I was born. And I will be naked when I die. The Lord gave these things to me. And he has taken them away. Praise the name of the Lord.” Job 1:21

In the land of Uz a long time ago lived a man named Job. Job was one of the richest men in the world. He had herds of sheep, cattle, and camels, and a large family of seven sons and three daughters.

Job was a good man. He worshipped God with sacrifice and prayed every day. He prayed for his children, that they might obey God. The Lord loved and was pleased with Job. God mentioned Job to Satan, saying that there was none as good as he was and that he would always turn away from evil to right.

The devil answered that it was easy for Job to serve God because God had blessed him so much. But God told the devil he might try Job and find out if he would stand the test. Now Satan caused boils to break out on Job’s skin from his head to his feet. Job was miserable and could not find a comfortable position, the boils hurt so badly.

His friends came to see him while he was sick, and told him God was punishing him. Then his cattle and camels and servants were destroyed, but Job sinned not, but trusted God. His sons and daughters were killed, yet he still believed in God.

God had proven to Satan that Job was a good and faithful man. Job said,

“The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

Satan let him alone.

God blessed Job and gave him twice as much as he had before. Once again he had seven sons and three daughters, and his pastures and fields were green and covered with animals. He lived to be old and served God all his life.

Quiz

1. What riches did Job have?

2. For whom did Job pray?

3. Did Satan make Job turn away from God?

4. What trouble did he cast upon Job?

5. Did Job curse God?

6. What did Job’s friends tell him?

7. How did God bless Job?

Answers:

1. Sheep, cattle and camels 2. His children 3. No 4. Boils, made his friends turn against him 5. No 6. God was punishing him 7. Twice as much as he had before

 

DAILY BIBLE VERSE

"Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;'"

John 11:25

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