Summary: In times of difficult trials or storms,how are you going to maintain your walk with Him? Job is a good example for us to look at
Job Chapter 1
Godâ€™s Grace Is Sufficient
Introduction: The book describes Job as being a blameless and up right man, and one who
feared God, he consumed a Considerable fortune. Job had a big family lots of children as well as live stock Jobâ€™s reputation was very much respected. One might conclude Jobâ€™s got it made one might even say that he has everything. But even with our lives if this describes you suppose then as time goes and you lose it all. Suppose youâ€™ve gone 3 months to a year and things have been doing great, and from out of know where you lose it all your job, your home, your family. The question is Are You Still Going To Maintain Youâ€™re Walk With God?? Will You Be Able TO Rely On Him?? Job is an excellent model for us to look at.
A. Gods Grace is sufficient in hard times:
1. In verses 6-12 God is having a conversation with Satin telling God about Job
God knew Satins intent which was to attack Job So God permitted Satin to attack
Job. God loves us but God wants more than believing He wants demonstration,
during all of what job endured, Job blessed God. Job did not lose his faith. Even
though his emotions showed he was human.
2. No matter what kind of trial or hardship we face God is there to give us strength and
protection He gave protection to Paul while in prison, He gave strength to Joseph
while in prison being there of course unfairly. But God supplied each of them strength
and they both held on to there faith.
B. Gods Grace is sufficient when we are obedient through faith
1. Iâ€™m sure there are times when trails or storms come our way we have said â€œWhy God
Why meâ€. Through out my life Iâ€™ve said why God. â€œWhy God did you take my father
Why God did you disabilities in me. But with Job he held on to his faith in God notice
Jobâ€™s attitude in vv 21-22 he did 2 things. 1 he blessed Godâ€™s authority he did not
blame God nor did he curse God. 2 He did not ask why, now thereâ€™s nothing wrong
with asking why, Jesus while hanging on the cross asked â€œMy God My God Why has
thou for sakin me. But notice also that God did not give a response, itâ€™s the same with
us, but the response can come to us when we reword the question to How How God is
this going to strengthen my walk with you, how Lord are you going to protect me.
2. Job not only held on to his faith but he also held unto his integrity, Jobeâ€™s wife even
said are you going to keep your integrity? There are people that are around us that
really hate to see us hurt our wives, our children and because they love us they might
encourage us and with good intense say why donâ€™t you give this up. But Jobâ€™s wife
was asking Job to do the same, but he didnâ€™t.
C. Godâ€™s Grace is sufficient in our weakness
Now Jobâ€™s lost his family his house and Jobâ€™s week he takes his weakness to God
And Job blesses God in his weakness. By now your probably thinking well thatâ€™s Job
im not, we must remember self discipline, we as Christians must be careful with our
emotions. We must also remember our words when under any kind of storm because
bitter words wont make us feal any better.
D. Godâ€™s Grace is sufficient through his love:
1. God does love us and when storms do come He wants us to come to Him with
our questions with our emotions. He will show us the way He will not leave us
those are precious words we can stand on. We must remember though Heâ€™s not
going to take the trail or storm away but He will be with us.
2. When under trials and storms God shows His love in Hymns, count your blessings
or when in hard times sing, sing those precious words of when peace like a river
attendeith my way, or What a friend we have in Jesus, or I come to the garden alone
He walks with me He talks with me.
In Closing 2.Cor. Gods Grace is sufficient for the for when I am weak he is stong.