Job, a Just and Faithful Man, Experiences Severe Trials; He Remains Faithful to the Lord despite Losing His Possessions, Children, and Health

(See Job 1:1, 3, 9–11, 13–22; 2:3–5, 7, 9–10.)

President Thomas S. Monson said:

“Perhaps there has never occurred such a demonstration of patience as that exemplified by Job, who was described in the Holy Bible as being perfect and upright and one who feared God and eschewed evil (see Job 1:1). He was blessed with great wealth and riches in abundance. Satan obtained leave from the Lord to try to tempt Job. How great was Job’s misery, how terrible his loss, how tortured his life. . . . Job lost possessions—all of them. Job lost his health—all of it. Job honored the trust given him. Job personified patience.”

(“Patience—a Heavenly Virtue,” Ensign, Nov. 1995, 60.)