This text includes the statement, “you should follow in His steps.” The context is we should suffer as Jesus suffered. We know how He responded when mistreated, how should we respond?
The story of Job is so incredibly tragic that many people believe it is only a story and didn’t really happen. But it did happen. The real-life experience of Job and his response teaches us how to respond “when life tumbles in.”
The Thanksgiving holiday provides us the opportunity to take stock of just how richly blessed we are, materially and spiritually. It is when we learn the difficult lesson of contentment that we also learn the true meaning of thanksgiving.