The Balance of Life
Soul Snack 8/23 ... The Balance of Life
He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said. Job 2:10
A cosmically located royal chamber (see Job 2:1-6) had released Job to the divinely restricted ill will of the evil one.
Great affliction and terrible sores soon encompass and ravage Job's body. Well being thoroughly robbed. Malevolence thoroughly delivered.
God knew Job perfectly. Job knew God intimately.
A righteous man will always be an affront to the evil one. Painful sores are the physical attack that had been received from the spiritual drama of the royal throne room. The supernatural always impacts the natural.
Into his sickening distress Job's ill informed wife foolishly counsels:
"... are you still holding onto your integrity? Curse God and die!" 2:9
Job's terse response leaves no doubt as to his correct and healthy thinking. He has witnessed, enjoyed and received God's grace all his life. This grace he will not forfeit to death. Neither will he release integrity on earth so that he can released from earth.
Job has life well balanced. In his pain he refused sin. A correctly balanced life will always 'keep their faith'. In 'the dark' he would not forsake all that he had received in the light. His healthy balance of life would not be tipped, even though the heavens had conspired against him.