Over the next few weeks in our Rooted in Christ Study, we’ll be looking at some of the favorite passages from our staff at St. Matthew’s UMC. These are some of the parts of the Bible to mean to most to our staff.
Today’s reading is Job 19: 23-27
Job faced all the trials. No matter what we all go through, we’ve not seen the troubles and trials of Job. He went through everything anyone could have ever thought to have suffered through. He lost family. He lost wealth. He lost possessions. He lost status. He lost everything a man in his position could loose.
In the midst of this, it would have been understandable for Job to have turned on God. It would have been very easy for Job to have given up on God or gotten angry at God or blamed everything on God. But we see that He doesn’t. He doesn’t turn on God. In fact, he still has faith in God, even in the midst of all that has happened thus far. He still believes. He still hopes. He still has faith.
In spite of everything that has happened, he says that his redeemer lives. In his flesh, he shall see God. In spite of all that has happened, he will still believe. He will still hope. He will still have faith. In spite of everything. He still believes.
So should we. Our redeemer lives. Have hope today. He lives. In spite of any and everything we may have faced at some point, we still can have that hope.
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