What Happens When Christianity Does’t WorK

So often, when people come to Christ, they are promised “victory in Jesus.” Smiling, happy people tell about how they once were unhappy, and now they are filled with buoyant exultation. Broken marriages are fixed, wayward children are returned to the straight and narrow, and depression is banished to the old life, but what happens when Christianity doesn’t work?

Christianity didn’t work for Job.

Job was a man who was deeply devoted to God and his Word. So zealous was he for his family that whenever they left after the many homecomings they enjoyed, Job would offer a sacrifice on behalf of his children on their journey. Satan chided God for Job’s faithfulness. Why wouldn’t he be faithful?, Satan asked. After all, he lives a charmed life. He’s wealthy, happy, his family is healthy and carefree. So God allowed Satan to test Job.

The next day, disaster followed disaster, and over-night Job lost nearly everything precious to him. And yet, Job responded, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.” Job refused to charge God with wrongdoing. Satan came to God again and declared, “But stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face.” Job’s body became wracked with sores and pain until his own wife begged, “Curse God and die!” But Job still replied, “Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”

Continue: https://corechristianity.com/resource-library/articles/what-happens-when-christianity-doesnt-work

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