Re:Verse passage – Job 1:13-22 (day four)
The world is broken by sin. There is chaos in every earthly arena. Try as we may, man cannot ‘fix’ the brokenness of our world. Apart from the grace of God, all of our lives would look like the tragic day in Job’s world. God had placed a hedge of protection about all of Job’s life. Even when Job was not aware of it, God had protected Job, his home, and his family. He had blessed the work of Job’s hands and prospered Job’s entire existence.
Like Job, we may never know the heavenly influences in our lives. What we do know though is that God is the supreme authority and His Word makes all things possible. Gratitude should fill our hearts that God, in His infinite mercy, has established our very existence and life on this earth. Our purpose in life is to worship God and to bring glory to His name. Evil will abound, atrocities will occur…but God’s grace is sufficient for our every need! “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5b)