Wisdom: Bad Things; Good People

Job 2:10 Bad things have happened to Job. So why is the book of Job considered Wisdom teaching? He lost everything. His attitude is full of wisdom: All that I have had is God’s. God is still God. He didn’t think that he or his troubles were the center of the universe. God was his center. God was still worthy of praise. That’s what wisdom does. That’s how it works. God wants us to learn something valuable from Job’s story. The Wisdom to be learned: we will have trouble; bad things are going to happen; we don’t have to give up; we mourn and cry out, but…we trust God because He loves us and He is in charge. He gives. He takes away. He is to be praised in it all.

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