The blessed ones

Whom do we called blessed? James said,

“Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful” (James 5:11).

Do we count Job blessed before or after his massive suffering, or at both times? Yes, the Lord blessed Job before his suffering recorded in the Book named after him, but the Lord also blessed Job during and after his suffering for enduring and persevering through the whole ordeal.

Job’s life was caught up in the Lord (Job 23:12), and so the man refused to curse God, even in the face of horrendous suffering!

Let us, like Job, remain faithful to the Lord (Job 13:15), regardless of the circumstances of our lives.

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