Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A New Lesson Learned from the Life of Job

We all know the story of Job. He was an incredibly blessed man with a big family, great possessions and good health. He loved and honored God in all areas of his life and had strong confidence in his Lord. In an attempt to cause Job to curse God, Satan took away all that brought Job joy on this earth-his children, his possessions, and even his health.

Something that's never occurred to me until recently is that Satan apparently found it more beneficial to his cause to leave Job's wife unharmed. What an eye opener this realization was to me! It caused me to consider this-If Satan was going to come against my husband to cause him to curse God and lose faith, would he take me out of the equation or find it in his best interest to leave me in the home as his tool?

What it really comes down to, wives, is are we building up our husbands- respecting and honoring them, encouraging them and strengthening them in their faith- or are we selfish, critical, bitter and thoughtless with our words and attitudes? Proverbs 14:1 says "The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands." Are we trusting in the power of prayer to work in those areas that we feel our husbands fall short in or are we those nagging contentious women that drive our husbands to consider dwelling in the wilderness or on the rooftop?(Proverbs 21:9,21:19,25:24,26:21,27:15) Do our words tear down or build up? (Ephesians 4:29)

Our husbands are not perfect and will make mistakes, but what they need from their help meet is grace-someone to come along side them through thick and thin. Someone that will encourage them in the Lord rather than point out their every flaw and failure. Do we really want to be to our husbands what Job's wife was to him-a tool for Satan's purposes rather than for God's?(Romans 6:13)

Lord, help us to remember the great impact we have on our husbands and let us not be a hinderance to their walk, but rather a blessing. Let Satan see us as the greatest threat to his plans and purposes for our husband's lives. Let us be as iron, that we would be that sharpening agent in their lives.(Proverbs 27:17) Amen 


  1. I love it Lena, beautifully said!

  2. I've never thought about Job's wife before. Good points! Wow...I hope Satan would see fit to remove me from the equation too!