Job 1.9-11 Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
The first chapter of Job is among the most amazing chapters of Scripture. It takes us behind the scenes of the heavenly realm. It lays out for us this incredible dialogue between Satan and The Lord about Job. Satan’s accusation of Job is that Job does not worship God for who God is but only for the blessings God gives.
That proposes a very important question for writer and reader alike. Why do we worship God? Though what transpires in this chapter is an attack from the enemy, Job’s trial was of divine origin and design. In other words, God controlled the entire trial. After Job lost nearly everything, Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. This is a statement of humility and submission to God. He weeps, but he doesn’t whine. He worships.
Job declared, blessed be the name of the Lord. Contrary to Satan’s accusation Job did not curse God. He continued to worship Him even in grief, proving the genuineness of his fear of the Lord. It has been said that the most severe test to our faith comes when circumstances around us are shouting that God must have forsaken us. It is at times of great loss that we discover why we worship God. While we indeed thank God for what she gives us. We worship God for Who He is. All material things will pass away, but The God that we worship lives forever! Worthy is The Lamb! Worship Him today beloved.