Lessons from Job: Lift others
Gospel Living

Lift others instead of tearing them down.

08/02/22 | 1 min read
It’s one of many lessons Job can teach us!

The ward members in this video wanted to serve Kathy and help her in her challenges. You may not be asked to physically lift someone like these people were, but try to think of other ways you can lift others!

Jesus Christ set the ultimate example of selfless service. In this original short film, we meet people discovering the power of living that simple principle.

In our Come, Follow Me reading this week, we see an opposite example. Instead of lifting, Job’s friends tore him down and made him feel worse. They accused him of having sinned and said his hardships were probably a result of his wickedness (Job 4–5, 8, 11). His wife even told him to “curse God, and die”—basically meaning he should just give up (Job 2:9).

Job remained faithful and righteous, but it was probably hard to have “friends” who were like that. At one point, he even told them they were “miserable comforters” (Job 16:2). Imagine how terrible it would feel to lose everything, and then instead of comforting you, your friends tell you it’s your fault!

When we’re baptized, we make a covenant to “comfort those that stand in need of comfort” (Mosiah 18:9). So if you ever meet someone who’s going through a hard time, try to remember that first. Maybe some circumstances are their fault, but pointing that out to them won’t help. What they really need in that moment is a friend. And that friend can be you!

Look for two more Job “pro tips” during the rest of this week.

My Plans to Lift

How can you lift someone today? Write down ideas and pick someone to serve!