“Behold you have admonished many, and you have strengthened weak hands. Your words have helped the tottering to stand, and you have strengthened feeble knees” (Job 4:3-4).
Perhaps no greater compliment has been paid to one man as this statement of tribute to Job. While facing insurmountable odds, adversity, grief and physical pain, he became an inspiration to others. His reaction to the brutal realities of life had an eternal impact on the lives of those who knew him then, and we who read of him today. It’s a reminder that how we “bear up” to the hardships of life offers a living testimony of our trust in the One who causes all things to work together for good.