This week our message was given by our very own Rev. David T. Alger and came from select verses from Job, Chapter’s one and two:
There was a man named Job, living in the land of Uz, who worshiped God and was faithful to him. He was a good man and careful not to do anything evil.
When the day came for the heavenly beings to appear before the Lord, Satan was there among them. The Lord asked him,
God: What have you been doing?
Satan: I have been walking here and there, roaming around the earth.
God: Did you notice my servant Job? There is no one on earth as faithful and good as he is. He worships me and is careful not to do anything evil.
Satan: Would Job worship you if he got nothing out of it? You have always protected him and his family and everything he owns. You bless everything he does and you have given him enough cattle to fill the whole country. But now suppose you take away everything he has – He will curse you to your face.
God: Alright, he is in your power, but you are not to kill him.
Then Satan left the Lord’s presence and made sores break out all over Job’s body. Job went and sat by the garbage dump and took a piece of broken pottery to scrape his sores. His wife said to him, “You are still as faithful as ever, aren’t you? Why don’t you curse God and die?”
Job answered, “You’re talking nonsense! When God sends us something good, we welcome it. How can we complain when he sends us trouble?” Even in all this suffering Job said nothing against God.