Humility before the Lord: Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. Job 1:21
The Bible introduces us to Job: "In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil" Job 1:1. The Bible tells us how Job was put to the test by the accusing angel before the court of God. Thus great misfortunes befell Job, he lost his children and his immense estate that made him one of the richest men.
But Job was a man who feared God, and when he listened to what happened to his children, Job never pronounced anything against the wise God.
This is how the Bible describes how Job acted:
"At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said:
´Naked I came from my mother's womb,
and naked I will depart.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away;
may the name of the LORD be praised.´
In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing." Job 1:20-22.
The meaning of this book is to show us the importance of the spiritual gift of fear of God to be prosperous in life. The fear of God is defined as firmness, constancy, devotion, equanimity, and stability. And this spiritual gift is more important than mercy (compassion, kindness), and even wisdom, which claims to have an answer for everything.
God is wise, but creation does not simply submit to human wisdom, but to the unfathomable design of divine providence. Many times we do not know the designs of God and wisdom is insufficient as in the case of Job. The fear of God, as Job demonstrates, is the basis of the spiritual life of man, and it is through this gift that the commandments of the law of Moses have their sustenance: "Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man", Ecclesiastes 12:13.
The fear of God teaches us the importance of humility of heart before the Lord. As we come into the world, so we leave, from this world we do not take anything except the good things we have done for God and our neighbor; selfishness, resentment, and pride do not add up, this is the message that Job gave us.
Jesus finally reminds us that the Kingdom of God belongs to the poor in spirit, that is, the humble of heart, in Matthew 5:3.