Job was a good, God fearing man who did everything right. He was hard working, conscientious and treated other people well. He was a good father and a good husband. He was a man of integrity with strong morals that he lived out; his word was his bond. Then tragedy and calamity struck. Everything was taken away.
Job naturally began to question God. Job’s questioning might have been the title to a book called Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? But his was not fiction; Job lived it. He wanted to know why he was being treated so unfairly, and Job was not content to ask the question and not be answered; he set everything aside, put on “sackcloth and ashes” and called out to God every day until God showed up. Continue reading