Sunday, April 29, 2012

Job 19:25

Job 19:25: “I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.”

I was just thinking about Job yesterday. I love this book, at first glance the concept of Job is that a ton of bad stuff happens to this guy and he doesn't give up on God. in 19:25 his whole family has been killed, his estate has been destroyed and he has been struck with disease yet he still attests that God will be their at the end.

There is a lot of intense vervage in Job. For example, look at the next verse:

Job 19:26: “And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God”

Wow!

In Chapter 19 Job is responding to the accusations of his contemporaries that because all this bad stuff is happening he must deserve it in some way.

From Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary:
Job's friends blamed him as a wicked man, because he was so afflicted; here he describes their unkindness, showing that what they condemned was capable of excuse. Harsh language from friends, greatly adds to the weight of afflictions: yet it is best not to lay it to heart, lest we harbour resentment. Rather let us look to Him who endured the contradiction of sinners against himself, and was treated with far more cruelty than Job was, or we can be.
My prayer:
Dear Lord,
Please fill me with your spirit and help me to be joyful in all things. Help to show that truth to me and the truth of how to follow your will. Please show me how to surrender lord.
Amen

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