Honoring God even during trouble 

Old Testament: Job 1.22

To read the Bible in a year, read Job 1–3 on June 24, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

The suffering that Satan unleashed on Job boggles the mind, and makes us feel deeply for the struggles that Job experienced. 

The book starts off showing how God had blessed Job mightily, but then Satan accused Job, saying that he only served God because he protected him, whereas, if God removed Job’s protection, Job would curse God to his face. 

After Job lost all his wealth, almost all of his workers, and his ten children, all on the same day, he worshiped God, acknowledging that he entered the world with nothing and would leave it the same way, affirming that God had given him everything that he had, then taking it all away. Finally, he blessed the name of the Lord. 

The writer then concluded: 

In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.

– Job 1.22 

In other words, Job did not curse God to his face, as Satan had predicted that he would. Job gave glory to God while suffering beyond measure. 


  • How did God describe the character of Job? 
  • In what physical posture did Job worship God? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

Listen to his sermons here: GrantsPassChurchOfChrist.com

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