August 25, 2018: Day 14 – Job 14

This is fairly clearly an Old Testament perspective that Job pushes.  Did you notice his line of questioning with God when he makes the statement: "so mortals lie down and do not rise again; until the heavens are no more, they will not awake or be roused out of their sleep."  That perspective is one where if a person dies that ends their story, there is nothing beyond life here on this earth.   Obviously this is not our perspective since we know that the resurrection is a primary part of our faith.  Without the resurrection then our faith is useless.  This is not because life on this earth does not matter, but rather because we know the end of the story, and the end of the story is that God has won.  As a result of the victory of Jesus we can live our life with confidence and the assurance that all things work together for those who trust in the Lord.   But this is not Job's primary point in this chapter.  Once again he establishes the complete otherness of God.  God has created us and so as a result God will prevail against all things.  That is very, very reassuring.
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