The Book of Job

I just finished reading the book of Job in my morning time. I love that book. It is one of the most intimate books of the Bible. To be able to watch the relationship between a man and God when the man is under such pressure is fascinating. In the book, God is contrasted with Job’s friends. Job’s friends tend to spout out tired clichés and general knowledge statements that don’t really apply. God on the other hand, remains silent, while Job wrestles with horrible circumstances. God is not indifferent; instead, he is giving Job the space he needs so that his faith can grow. God allows Job to go from saying good things while he is in shock to saying accusing things once he has had more time to think. The way God deals with Job in the end is heartwarming. God puts himself back in the sovereign position where he belongs and helps Job get back to a worshipful position where he belongs. The difference is that now Job has a much larger faith. I never grow tired of this book.

Have a great weekend.
Allen L. Close

Sermon: “Hope”
I Timothy 4:6-10

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