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Why Do Calamities Happen?

Old Testament

A Sermon on Job 1:20-22

Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”

In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong. (ESV)

How do we remain steadfast like Job in the midst of suffering? In this sermon from Job 1:20-22, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones teaches us that Job righteously endured his circumstances because he understood two things: who he was and who God is. If we are prepared in our hearts for the day of trouble, it will be because we recognize that all we have is given to us and that God is good, righteous, and holy. Some will be shattered by hardship, some will ignore it, but we as believers will stand firm like a mountain peak in a storm The Doctor tells us. Have you prepared for calamity? Have you placed your trust in the Lord to learn who he is? Pursue a right view of God and yourself and live in contrast to the world like Job.