A Short Study of Job 1:21

“The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”
(Job 1:21)

When God had sent Job severe trials he fell down upon the ground and worshipped (Job 1:21). In his worship he magnified his LORD as the absolute sovereign in all things (Romans 11:36). Some people would only recognize that the LORD gives, which He abundantly does (Psalm 40:5; John 3:16). However, the believer rejoices that the LORD gives and that the LORD does take away.

The Lord Jesus Christ does abundantly give His people all things in salvation, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32; 1st Corinthians 2:12).

The believer can also rejoice that the Lord does also take away, He has taken away all our sin, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29)

“But now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” (Hebrews 9:26)

Believers like Job, bow before the Lord and worship Him. We do rejoice that our great God does all things well, as David said, “As for God, His way is perfect.” (2nd Samuel 22:31)

T. Harding

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