He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”
Do you find God useful, or beautiful? Tim Keller’s quote stuck with me, “Religious people find God useful, growing Christians find God beautiful.”
When is the last time that you gazed upon Gods beauty? When was the last time you entered his courts with thanksgiving and praise, instead of just a request? (Psalm 100:4)
We see a perfect example of this when we look at Job. Job had a relationship with God that was not based solely on, “what he could get.” It is important to be dependent on God, but not to seek God only for your desires and wants. You see, Satan believed that Job was only faithful and upright because of his wealth, and easy standing in life. He claimed that if Job was tested and lost all his worldly possessions, then he would curse the name of God. God believed otherwise. God allowed Satan to put Job to the test. Satan stripped Job of all his family, wealth, and health. Job remained faithful. Job loved God for who God was to him, not JUST what God had done for him.
What an amazing testimony. Job’s love for God didn’t waiver. It wasn’t based on his standing in life, his health, his possessions, or his family. No, it was solely based on his love for God. When was the last time you worshipped God for who he was. When was the last time you thanked him for his splendor and majesty, instead of just what he has provided? Take this moment to, “gaze at his beauty.” (Psalm 27:4) Take this moment to thank God for everything he IS to you, not just everything he has DONE for you.