Just read Job.

@TRBRocks420 (82555)
Banks, Oregon
December 23, 2017 4:35am CST
I just read the story of Job. I had heard it before, but it was time to read it again, by all accounts Job was a great man, who feared God & shunned evil like it was the plague, but God still let Satan do unbelievably horrible things to him, he lost his family, everything he owned & became a shell of his former self, through all of this though Job still loved God, sure he didn't understand why God would allow this & he complained begging God to redeem him, even questioned God as I have myself many times, in the end Job had done nothing wrong, but he still had to suffer to prove he would still love God even if everything wasn't perfect & God didn't protect him. Job no doubt received his reward & so will we. I don't claim to understand why God allows evil to happen to good, but there are reasons & we will all be rewarded for fighting the good fight.
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@jstory07 (69839)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Dec
It is said that God will not gie you more than you can handle.
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
Amen my friend.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
23 Dec
There is a very famous saying - "having the patience of Job". He was a very patient man.
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
He was and, it is something I must get better at.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec
Job was a righteous man, and God wanted Satan to know that without a doubt. Satan did everything he could to bring trouble to him, and still Job clung tenaciously to his faith in God. Satan lost, God won, and Job received double in return when this test was done. We need to be like Job, clinging to our faith and trust in God to bring us through no matter what Satan tries to do in our lives.
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
Amen my friend & very true, his pain was not in vain & neither will ours be.
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@just4him (127164)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Dec
@TRBRocks420 It's not in vain when it's for His glory.
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@kepweng (18574)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
23 Dec
im a good person ,but Mostly Bad Evil person i know !have more Good life than me!!!!
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
God loves you.
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• United States
23 Dec
I always felt strange about this story, because it didn't seem fair to Job, but I will just trust God that He knew what he was doing.
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
Yes it was not fair to him & isn't to any good people, but there is reasons & I know God redeemed him eventually, making his life better than it ever was.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Dec
@TRBRocks420 Whenever I think "this isn't fair" I remember what Jesus went through on the cross for us and I re-think no THAT wasn't fair!
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• United States
23 Dec
@TRBRocks420 I agree that God is actually fair, and I just have to trust Him.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
23 Dec
God allows evil because Adam disobeyed him, there was no evil created by God, man chooses evil over God and now we all live with the consequences or at least so the bible says. Merry Christmas my friend and I would say the message of JOb is to never lose faith in the goodness of God.
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
Well actually I believe it was Eve who first took the apple, but yes & Merry Christmas.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
23 Dec
@TRBRocks420 It was Eve but Adam was the one who had to explain to God and I am convinced that since the original writers were men, they just stuck the blame on the woman. lol
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
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@Dena91 (4635)
• United States
23 Dec
When bad things go on in my life I am reminded of Matthew 5:45, "That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." Good and bad happen to all of us through out our life. When the good times are happening that's the time to read your bible more, pray more, get closer to God. Because when the bad times come it is harder to do those things. Just my two cents worth. Glad you read the book of Job. So much to learn from His word. God bless you my friend
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
Thank you my friend merry Christmas & God bless :)
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Dec
God definitely has His reasons and He will help us through the bad times if we lean on and seek Him. =)
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
Amen my friend you helped remind me of this. I feel like God talked to me & said he is trying to make life better than it ever was.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Dec
@TRBRocks420 That's awesome! God answers us in many different ways. =) It will get better because He has it!
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
• United States
23 Dec
Yes it is a story that surely gives us hope that good will beat out evil in the end of all things. Whenever I am feeling badly, I think of Job and say well it could be a lot worse. Amen my friend.
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
Amen my friend it helped me a lot & we already won, it's just a waiting game at this point :)
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• United States
23 Dec
@TRBRocks420 Yes, I will see you in heaven my friend
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@LeaPea2417 (21997)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Dec
And after he suffered so much but kept his trust and love in God, God rewarded him twofold in the end.
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
Yes it is a awesome story of good beating evil.
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@LeaPea2417 (21997)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Dec
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23 Dec
That is a very good story. I once did a paper on Job for my sister;'s college religion class and got an A-plus. I have not read it since but think i will reread it soon, Thanks for giving me the idea. I remember it being great when I studied it in High school Religion class
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
It is a great story. I'm glad I read it.
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23 Dec
@TRBRocks420 Job is a good role model. have a merry and blessed Christmas!
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@mandala100 (50437)
• Hong Kong
23 Dec
@TRBRocks420 The Book of Job is a very interesting book of the Holy Scriptures and the moral and spiritual lessons one can learn from it my friend.
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
Yes my friend. I feel stronger just having read it & wiser.
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@mandala100 (50437)
• Hong Kong
29 Dec
@TRBRocks420 That's great to know my friend.
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
24 Dec
Yes many times with my own life Health wise I look at Job and what he went thru and I compare myself to him and marvel at how no matter what he always kept strong and faithful to God and that in turn helps encourage my walk with God.
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Dec
It is the ultimate story of good over evil & Job showed there was good in the world.
@Corbin5 (115891)
• United States
23 Dec
I believe that in suffering there is a message of unity. When suffering occurs perhaps people become closer to God. I suppose that the closer to God we become, the less we suffer.
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Dec
Very wise words & I agree.
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@1creekgirl (11942)
• United States
23 Dec
You're right TR, we don't always understand why God allows things, but to quote Job, "If He slays me, yet will I serve him."
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Dec
Amen my friend, after what Jesus did for us, how can we not.
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
23 Dec
A test that God wanted to know who is good or bad
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
God proved good with out other motives really exists through Job.
@Madshadi (8921)
• Brussels, Belgium
23 Dec
God puts us to test. To see how we do in difficult times. And based on our actions we get rewarded.
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
Amen my friend.
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
23 Dec
The story of Job is encouraging one. When I have troubles I remember what happened to Job and apply the lesson to my own life. Life is a test like Rick Warren said in Purpose Driven life book. We are being tested in this life. God has a reward every time we pass our test
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@TRBRocks420 (82555)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Dec
Amen my friend & great book. I read that awhile ago after Hulk Hogan said it helped him.