By Share Godsword
Published on 05/3/2011
Job's life is an example we can follow as he maintained his integrity in spite of terrible circumstances he didn't understand.



Read Job 1–2; 42

Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil." Job 1:8 NIV
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The story of Job is quite frightening to a believer’s heart. The interaction between God and Satan is something that we really cannot comprehend. But God did not expect Job, or his friends, to understand everything that transpired in Heaven. One thing we know; Job was living righteously and God was proud of him. Those of us, who want to please God, would do well to look at his example.

Job prayed for his children even into adulthood. He raised them to love each other and enjoy one another's company, but he also maintained a discerning attitude, knowing that they could fall into sin. Job maintained his integrity in spite of the most adverse of circumstances–and when it was all over–he prayed for his friends who had completely misjudged him.
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Lord, I would never ask for the trials that Job and his wife endured, but I do want to be the kind of person who would make You proud. You taught us to pray, do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (Luke 11:4 NKJV)
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After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before. The LORD blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the first. Job 42:10, 12a NIV 12984