Job

From Rags to Robes

Though He [Christ Jesus] was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor. 2 Corinthians 8:9

All people come into this world empty handed, and that is also the way they will leave. Job writes, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart" (Job 1:21). Saint Paul echoes the same truth: "We brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it" (1 Timothy 6:7). The rich man who had himself buried in his solid gold Cadillac, of course, left it behind. 

Use Trouble for Good

Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."

Trouble is the most democratic thing in the world. It snubs no one. It's everyone's shadow. Job said people are "born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward" (Job 5:7). Every person born to this world experiences a bundle of trouble.