This testifies to Job's character being the blameless, upright, and God-fearing man that he is. He does not worship God beacuse God had given him riches, family, and health but rather simply beacuse He is worthy of worship. It should not be about what God has done for us, as the book of Job so aptly points out, but all that we do should be to the glory of God.
Then this morning as I was reading a devotional, I found this passage, which immeadiately brought to mind the trials of God's faithful servant, Job:
"The time of testing marks and mightily enriches a soul's spiritual career is no ordinary one, but a period when all hell seems set loose, a period when we realize that our souls are brought into a net, when we know that God is permitting us to be in the Devil's hand. But is is a period which always ends in certain triumph for those who have committed the keeping of their souls to Him, a period of marvelous abundant usefulness that surely follows." Aphra WhiteIt is a good reminder to me, that all God's people will go through hard times, but they will come out of it better people. Just like the clay of the potter must be molded, shaped, and then undergo the tremendous heat of the furnace, so must we endure and persevere through the hardships of life.