Topic: Our Worship Does Not Depend On Our Circumstances
Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Job 1:20–21 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Job 1:20–21 (NLT) — 20 Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. 21 He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!
Thoughts Of Devotion:
In our walk with the Lord we will face different experiences, certainly there will be very good and pleasing times, but we will surely have very difficult moments as well! Days when we will experience both the sweet and bitter things in life. Stages in our health, family, ministry, etc., where we will want to run and not face what life is brings us. Things that we do not understand, or comprehend the reason why. It reminds me of Psalms55:6-7 when the psalmist said, “So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. Indeed, I would wander far off, Andremain in the wilderness.”
It is in these moments that all our being will be tested, it may be our patience, faith, etc. And it is in these moments that I ask myself, how do we react when in life we face hard times? What is our attitude with people or even with God in the midst of our dilema? The truth is that some of us lose our praise. The song of our heart to God, ceasesto be because of the circumstances we face. There is no longer a heart full of worship and praise towards God, we get to the point where the situation that we face robs us of our song!
The lesson that Job gives us is very important, one that we should all learn, our praise and worship does not dependo n our circustances! The first thing that Job did as he received the bad news was that he “stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. 21 He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!” (20-21 NLT). Let’s pray today that we will continue this model of worsip, that regardless what we may be going through, that nothing would have the power to rob our song!
Joshua 7:6 (NKJV) — 6 Then Joshua tore his clothes, and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the Lord until evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.
Isaiah 24:15 (NKJV) — 15 Therefore glorify the Lord in the dawning light, The name of the Lord God of Israel in the coastlands of the sea.
Habbakkuk 3:17–18 (NKJV) — 17 Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail,And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls—18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation
1 Peter 5:6 (NKJV) — 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,