Job’s Trust in the Lord Was a Great Source of Spiritual Strength for Him

Job 13:13–16

13 Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.14 Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.16 He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.

President James E. Faust said:

“We learn much about dealing with suffering from ‘a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil’ (Job 1:1). Satan obtained leave from the Lord to tempt and try JobJob was rich and had seven sons and three daughters, but his property and children were all destroyed. What effect did this have on Job? Said he, speaking of the Lord, ‘Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him’ (Job 13:15), and, ‘He also shall be my salvation’ (Job 13:16). . . . Job completely trusted the Lord . . .”

(“Where Do I Make My Stand?” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2004, 21.)

 

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