Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker / Posts tagged "caregiving"

Does Job’s wife get a bad rap?

One of my Sunday afternoon luxuries is to relax while the children are taking a nap. I typically watch a DVR’d message by Dr. David Jeremiah. Dr. Jeremiah has become one of my favorite preachers. I really learn a lot from his exposition of the Word.

On TV, Dr. Jeremiah is going through a study of the book of Job. Job is one of the richest books in the entire Scriptures, full of powerful and faith-building theology. This message centered on the lessons we learn from trials. But as I was listening to the message, a thought occurred to me about Job’s wife.

I had studied, read about, and even written and preached on Job before, but had never had this thought.

What was it like to have been Job’s wife? And do we give her a harder time than is necessary?