Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


January 24, 2012

Does God test us? Biblically-speaking it seems the answer is "Yes." But, at the very least, life surely is a test.

Then the Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil."
---Job 1:8 TNIV

So Job's Test of all Tests begins. I admit it's a bit troublesome how God seemingly gives up Job and family to Satan's attack. But that aside, surely it's a story for us because we all at times feel caught in the suffering of Job. We cry out, "Why?" "What have I done?" A prayerful reading of Job's saga can bring us a few sobering insights to help us as Christ-followers today. What to make of it all?

Insight #1: Life itself is a test. How to relate to God, to make a meaningful life in the real joys and real sorrows of it all? We shall see in Job. Those with eyes to see and ears to hear will be blessed.


Dale Patterson