Job’s Wife

Things were looking pretty good for Job and his wife. In the prime of their lives, they finally had their kids raised, had a nice home, with plenty of money in the bank. Job was a well-known leader in the community, just about the wealthiest man around. They were just about ready for retirement.

Then overnight they lost everything. Their seven sons and three daughters were killed in a terrible storm. Their enemy stole all the cattle, donkeys, and camels. Lightning struck, killing the sheep and servants. The next thing you know, Job got sick and was covered with boils all over his body.

Just when Mrs. Job was going through the worst crisis of her entire life, taking care of a sick husband, on top of it all, three of his old crony friends showed up. She had to wait on them hand and foot, entertaining them when she least felt like having company.

You have to feel sorry for her. It is like the old Heehaw song, “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.” The way Mrs. Job saw it, Job must have been doing something wrong for all these bad things to happen to him. He might as well just give up trying to serve God. No wonder she told Job to just “curse God and die.” Actually, it would have been a whole lot easier on her if he had died. But Job just laughed at her and said, “‘You talk like a foolish woman.’ In all this did not Job sin with his lips.“Job 2:10
Job knew and trusted God to make something good come out of it all. He knew that this would turn out for his benefit because he trusted in God. He told his friends,Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. Even so, I will defend my own ways before Him. He also shall be my salvation.” Job 13:15-16 NKJV.

When it was all over, Job got well, Mrs. Job got pregnant, and all their friends and relatives had a big housewarming party and took up a collection for them. The Bible says that Job ended up with twice as much as he had before. They even had ten more children. God blessed them because of what Job said, rather than what Mrs. Job said. I guess she finally figured out when to keep her mouth shut.

It was a good thing she let Job have the last word.