Job 3 & 4: I Greatly Feared
Verse of the Day: (3:25) For thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
1. Free (3:1-24)
The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master. (3:19)
We who believe in God is like travelling in a plane or a ship in this world with much turbulence and storms until we reach our final destination called Heaven, the eternal home of God. This world is not our home and we are just passing through until God calls us home. You may not agree with me but once we lost our loved ones especially our child or children, we will long to be with them in heaven. This was what Job went through as he lost all his children and possessions in one day, and sadly, his wife even told him to curse God and die. Job cursed his day and he wished that he was not born, and that even if he was born he wished that he died the moment he came out of his mother’s womb. This was Job’s intense suffering, and only God could comfort and console him. Indeed, we who believe in and receive Jesus as our personal Saviour, must embrace sufferings on this earth knowing that they are temporary, as one day when we get to heaven, we shall have no more suffering and death as we are with God forever. Let us thus believe in Jesus who is the Truth, and continue in His Word until the day He calls us home. (John 8:31-32)
2. Fear (3:25-26)
I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came. (3:26)
Job did everything right before God, yet the things which he greatly feared, the loss of his loved ones, happened right in front of him. If not for his belief and trust in God, he would have been depressed, and might even take his own life. But thanks be to God, Job persevered to the end, knowing that God is good all the time. Indeed, let us fear God, as only He can kill both body and soul in fiery hell, and He shall preserve the souls of all who receive Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour in glorious heaven. (Matthew 10:28-33)
3. Faint (4:1-21)
But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled. (4:5)
What will make you lose your faith in God and depart from Him? This is Satan’s strategy to get us into denying our faith in God. However, Job passed the test as he did not faint in the day of adversity. One of Job’s friends, Eliphaz, admonished him to repent of his sins, assuming that his sufferings were the consequences of his sins. Though Job insisted that he had not sinned against God, yet all his 3 friends; EIiphaz, Bildad and Zophar, believed he had sinned against God. Indeed, no matter how people perceive us, let us faint not, even in the day of adversity, as God truly knows our faith and works. (Proverbs 24:1-10)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to fear nothing even death as You are my Everything.