Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him
Job 13:15, Job says, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.”
Job made this statement when he was in a terrible time of pain and suffering.
He had lost all of his children, his wealth, and his health. His friends were of no help. His wife offered no support and was in fact telling him to give up (Job 2:9).
Job felt as though his life was over.
The only thing left was to die. But, as Job says, even if God did “slay” him, Job would still trust in Him.
When Job says, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him,” he answers both the slander of Satan and the charge of his three friends.
Satan’s accusation was that Job feared God because God put a hedge of protection with his wealth and prosperity and good physical health.
But here Job is saying, “Yes, God has taken my wealth and health and family from me, yet I still trust Him. And, should He go the next step and take away my life, I will still trust Him.”
In one sentence he silences the Devil.
The words we consider today are a great treasure, a gem, a jewel of great price.
Great treasures are not easily come by… But from the pain and trouble that has gone into it.
Job’s confession here is in expression of his absolute trust and faith in God.
Losing everything can either make one bitter or better.
Job chose not to be bitter, but to trust God instead.
Where are we at in our faith in our time of test and suffering?
Are we bitter and angry with God, or do we trust God?
Evangelist D. L. Moody once said, “Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment; trust in your friends, and they will die and leave you; but trust in God, and you will never be confounded in time or eternity.”
Don’t murmur and rebel in our hour of adversity.
Learn to trust God in every trial.
Jooley Mathew Z