Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
Job had a colossal tragedy enter into his life. Job was a righteous man who feared God and had a walk with Him. When Job had learned that he lost all his children, livestock, and everything that God had given him, he immediately fell on his face before God. It's interesting to note that Job didn't complain, ask God why, or question God on why He allowed this to happen to him. Instead, Job rent his mantle, shaved his head and fell on his face. This was a sign of humility. Job's first response to the trial in his life was to humble himself and to worship the Lord. Job knew that God gave him everything in his life, and nothing that he had was without God. When a trial or tribulation comes into our life, what is our first response? Unfortunately, sometimes our first response is to look to a friend or a loved one for help, or sometimes we get mad at God for allowing the trial into our life. However, we need to do as Job did and humble ourselves before God and worship Him. Everything that God does or allows in our life is for a reason that sometimes He only knows why. We need to learn to trust Him through difficult times and worship Him for who He is. Don't just praise the Lord during the good times of your life. God deserves our praise even during our bad times because God is still good during those times.
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