As the boils sting, Job said some things, that are good for me and you.

They are in the scripture; every word is true.

  1. God is in control, and he cares for my soul: “But he knows the way that I take, when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”  (23:10)
  2. In our flesh we will arise, and see God’s glorious surprise: “..after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God. I, myself will see him with my own eyes …”  (19:26-27)
  3. A sinful life may be fun, but it’s just a moment in the sun: “…the mirth of the wicked is brief, and the joy of the Godless lasts but a moment.” (20:5)
  4. God is an intimate friend, his love for you knows no end: “Oh for the days when I was in my prime when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house.” (29:4)
  5. After death is too late to choose, you will find all hope you lose. “For what hope has the godless when he is cut off, when God takes away his life.”  (27:8)
  6. Trust in God as we know we should;  keep faith in the bad as well as the good: “shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” (Job 2:10)

Many lessons we can learn from the book of Job

Men have sorrow, troubles, trials all over the globe.

Bad things happen to good people, and good happens to bad,

Merry masks are often worn to cover the face of the sad.

Don’t look with longing on the wicked , they will reap what they have sown;

We judge success on worldliness, God measures on things unknown.

I have to bring one more thing before I end this blog

When clouds roll in and storms descend and your head is in a fog

Your best friends may turn away and leave you in a pickle

But be at rest, God’s love is best and He is never fickle!


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About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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11 Responses to AS THE BOILS STING

  1. Love this Oneta. 23:10 has long been a verse that has been a life verse for me. It reassures me that no matter what or how I feel…it is okay because God has it.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Believing he will “nudge” us if we start to go astray, is a comforting thought. Our responsibility is to walk in such a way that his “nudge” doesn’t have to hurt too much! 😀

  2. calensariel says:

    Well said. What I hold onto? Romans 8:38-39 — For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Thanks heavens it’s up to him and not me…

  3. Faye says:

    Great sharing. Thank you. I am convinced I must read Job right through again.

    • oneta hayes says:

      😀 Perhaps I can put my notes on Job and the “suffering” problem on a static page. I check that out. Static pages would allow longer studies and remain available. Maybe.

  4. Great read! Job is one of my many favorites. Praise God for his word and enduring love for a sinner like me.

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