Why Bad Things Happen to Good People
How familiar are you with pain and suffering? How about pain and suffering that was not a result of anything you did, said, or didn’t do?
This is the current topic of discussion between the Teacher and The Preacher. It centers on the life of a guy named Job.
Other than being from Uz, the first thing the Bible tells us about Job is that he was righteous and godly, “blameless and upright,” a man who “feared God and shunned evil” (Job 1:2). Job was not only righteous, but also wealthy. We also know Job was a man greatly tested by God and even more greatly blessed by God.
Job then experiences ultimate human suffering at the hand of Satan but allowed by God.
The Sabeans attacked and stole all of Job’s oxen and donkeys and killed a portion of his servants (Job 1:14-15).
Fire fell from the sky “and burned up the sheep” and more of Job’s servants (Job 1:16).
The Chaldeans attacked and stole Job’s camels, killing even more of his servants (Job 1:17).
“A mighty wind swept in from the desert” and destroyed the house where all of Job’s children were gathered for a feast, killing all of them (Job 1:18-19).
Satan “afflicted Job with painful sores” from the bottoms of his feet to the top of his head (Job 2:7).
We can only imagine the questions and thoughts that ran through Job’s mind. How did Job respond?
Check it out by catching the story of Job Part 2 - Just click on the photo below:
Dave McGarrah - The Preacher