Nothing is yours

“’Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.  The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.’”  Job 1:21.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Job 1-2, and Acts 6-7.

That Job could say that after what had just happened to him was remarkable.

I don’t actually “own” anything.

I have been given what I have by God.  My function is to be a Godly steward with what He’s given to me.

As I get older, I realize that I am diminishing physically.  I want to deny/ignore it but it is happening.  I do not have command of my future.  God does.

I must make good use of what I have.  All I have is temporary.  And there will be an accounting on Judgment Day of my stewardship.

I need to view each day as if it is my last……..and it could be.  If I approach life like that then I will appreciate what I have now and be extremely mindful of His gifts.

Job knew that God had blessed Him.  Satan thought that Job’s righteous life was all about what he had, not about God.  Satan was allowed to “de-bless” Job and today’s verse are Job’s response.  Having the blessings removed did not remove Job’s loyalty to God.

“Lord, every good gift I have is from You.  Forgive me for considering myself deserving of anything from You.  I am a sinner and continue to be one.  Forgive me.  Cleanse me.  Enable me to clearly see Your good gifts in my midst throughout this day.  You have blessed me royally.  Thank You, Father.”

God has given us every good gift we have.

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