The sacrifice that is thanksgiving (part 3)

"The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me." - Psalm 50:23a

Okay I intended to only write two but I couldn't resist and I'll be honest, this may not be the last. That said this time I want to focus on this:

"Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped.  And he said, 'Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.'" - Job 1:20-21

Now as I'm talking about thanksgiving, I think about Job blessing the Lord. This says he fell to the ground and he worshiped. Would you have been able to pull this off? I imagine I would have turned to alcohol and not the Lord. But not Job, he blesses the Lord because the Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Here the Lord is YHWH, the most reverent form of Lord that we have (ESV does this with LORD instead of Lord).

I do not want to call this outright thanksgiving. Job is not happy that this happened, but he understood thankfulness because he knew all that he had could be taken away. It is only when I realize my computer, my blog, my home, my job, MY WIFE, and even MY COMING CHILD, are an absolute gift from YHWH in His fantastic grace, could I possibly turn to the Lord after losing all of it and say, "The LORD giveth and the LORD taketh away."

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, LORD for your great gifts to me. My wife is my favorite.