Non-Carnal Love Series #13

Job’s loved  and trusted in God. Divine love of God is meant to be for all but some by individual choice or negative inducement fall out of God’s favor. Those who consciously submit their total being to God irrespective of suffering or possible mortal negative outcome assuredly have God’s attention focused on them to ensure that their latter end is gloriously rewarding. Joshua 23 : 8; Daniel 1: 8; 1 Peter  5:9; Luke 4 : 5-9. This observation seems to capture the life of Job in the darkest maze of his life. Job Chapters 1 and 2. His storm of life was so devastating that without deep-seated love and trust in God, he could have caved in by choosing other man-made gods and missed the glorious end he eventually had.

Ordinarily, from human angle one is likely to change allegiance. For instance, the media reported recently the case of a high school footballer who went to prison for an offence he did not commit. After years of incarceration, there came a self-confession authentic enough to make the man regain his freedom. It was never heard that he took any retaliatory judicial redress. It is only true love of God and ones neighbor that can occasion such. Going through Job’s wife’s insinuation and those of his three friends Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, they offered no succor. Elihu’s contribution showed Job that no one should claim to be guiltless before God. Finally, God spoke to the afflicted Job and took away all his afflictions such that his latter end was far better than his former riches. Job 42 : 1-17.

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