Ecclesiastes 12:7

7The dust returns to the ground it   came from, and the spirit returns to   God who gave it. 

It narrated in Job 1:17ff, 17While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” 18While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, 19when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” 20At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship 21and said: “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.”

Servants of Job who survived the catastrophes reported that all his livestock died, if not stolen; his children died, too. Job was considered greatest man in his region. He was well sufficient with material things. He had numerous servants. He was righteous and blameless in the eyes of God. But, why did God allow Satan to cause horrible disaster in Job’s life?

Despite his tragic crises, Job persevered in his righteous lifestyle with integrity and honesty, and the Lord restored his fortune and doubled it even more. Truly, practical things in this world are temporal; everything on earth, even our life has expiration date. All of us will return to our origin. It says in Genesis 2:7, 7The Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

                        By faith, we accept that God created us from the dust of the ground; and when we die, our mortal body return to dust. Such reality should remind to be concerned of our eternal life.

                        Lord Jesus, strengthen my faith to trust you all my life.

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