Perseverance

The book of Job opens with the narrative of a naturally good man enjoying a happy, prosperous life. Not having discerned, however, the unchangeable and permanent nature of good as the normal expression of the divine Principle of creation, which is Love, and in consequence the nothingness of the claims of mortal mind called "animal magnetism," he continues to be overwhelmed by its suggestions until, through faith, perseverance, and spiritual understanding, his real manhood is revealed to him.

When temptation comes to Job in the form of sickness and loss, his grief is very great and he sits among the ashes. But in his extremity, step by step, he clings increasingly to God, and this makes the power of God available to him.

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