Curse God and Die!

Job scraped his skin with a piece of broken pottery as he sat among the ashes. Job has received another of the horrible curses handed out to him by God. All that he could do is scrape himself clean. In one of the most compassionate outbursts of eloquent care ever given from a woman to her husband, His wife said to him, "Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die." A little context is helpful to grasp just how ugly these words are. Job is in agony. She is saying that is obvious God has completely abandoned him. Stop acting that God has anything to do with all of this except to mock you and humiliate me. End it! Now! It is obvious where affections lay.

But in Job 2:10 he replied, "You talk like a foolish woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad? So in all this, Job said nothing wrong." Even in all of this Job God pleads with his wife and makes an appeal to trust the timeless truths of the Gospel!

We must pursue the beauty and wonder of God, now, matter how badly things may appear in life.

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