Christianity Where the Rubber Meets the Road


by Mike Ratliff

20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” 22 In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong. (Job 1:20-22 ESV)

It’s one thing to say one believes the gospel and is part of the Kingdom of God, be part of a local church, worship our Lord on His day, pray and serve Him when our lives have sense of normalcy about them. However, it is quite another thing to worship our Lord when the bottom falls out of our lives as Job did in Job 1:20-22 (above) after hearing of the death of his children and the loss of all of his wealth. Things have not changed in our time. God still allows our enemy to touch our lives to cause us pain in an attempt to cause us to curse God. However, this test is used by God to validate our faith. Genuine faith is not a product of man, but is of God.  Continue reading