Job 1:1 KJV
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
What do you remember each time you hear the name Job? A man who suffered so much because God gave him out to the devil for proofs or a man who walked so graciously perfectly that God gave a recommendation about him?
Do you often remember a man who lost all to gain God or a man who lost all because he was good?
While I meditate on the man Job, the only picture that comes to mind is that of Jesus, the Christ who learnt obedience by the things He suffered.
Jesus is the Son of the Most High and Job was been raised to become a son. Sons are not raised anyhow, they go through process. God in His divine sovereignty wants to raise Job but would need to allow him learn obedience and total submission through the things he would suffer. Job’s suffering was not just to test how faithful he was but most importantly to bring him to a higher state of relationship with God.
At some point, God began taking him (Job) through a course he has never known. God began to show him the magnitudes of His creations, how he designed the world and how He upholds all things by the power of His hands. Job didn’t just go through all that for God to show that he fear Him. God knew that Job was just and faithful, but just like Jesus, he needed to endure the shame, despise the cross for a joy set before him.
Hebrews 5:8-9 KJV
Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.
God was simply raising Job to perfection. You.would notice Job almost failed by the things he said at certain times but he also encouraged himself in the Lord. It is not co-incidental that Job had three friends with him and Jesus also took three friends with Him to the mount of transfiguration after which He began telling them about His impending sufferings.
God wants to raise you. He wants to make you a son. It is important that you understand these things so you can re-position yourself properly. You are not just an accident of purpose. God is deliberate about you.
Just like He told Abraham, “walk before me and be perfect”, the Lord is saying to you walk before me and I will perfect you.
The Lord be with you. His Grace is sufficient for you. Always remember that your redeemer lives and He.will never forsake you for you shall see God. Have a blessed day.