Sunday, September 15, 2013

Remembering Job

Dr. David Jeremiah is preaching this morning on the subject of disasters, and God's sovereignty. Some of his text was taken from the example of Job in Scripture. And that got me thinking about what I wanted to post this morning before church.

Job is believed to be the oldest book in the Bible, and is a gripping, moving account of how a godly man responded to heartbreaking, severe trial. And more than that, it's a wonderful picture of God's faithfulness, and how Satan is headed to eventual, final defeat (he already is defeated, actually).

I note with interest and some head-shaking that many—rather than taking note of the main POINT and LESSON of the book of Job—instead want to spend their time arguing over whether Job was a real person or if the book is just supposed to be an object lesson. And how often does that end up going down a predictable path? "Job wasn't a real person. Neither were Adam and Eve. God's Word isn't really God's Word, just a bunch of old writings written by men," Yada yada yada.

They can't see the forest for the trees. And ultimately, they really don't want to believe at the outset. "There is none righteous, no, not one. There is NONE who seeks after God." The fallen human condition.

But there is an answer in God's mercy. He provided the answer through His Son, His final Word. He died on the cross for our sins, and rose again from the dead for our justification. Believe and repent now, while there is still time. Because time is running out.

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