August 18th, 2019
The Wisdom of Job
Job 27:8 (KJB) For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
Here is another powerful statement which was given by a person who lived life to the fullest with God. This man Job placed his trust in God, despite his circumstances in this world. Job’s life did not involve petty spiritual issues or lightweight conditions and quite frankly, his life became very miserable and bleak in losing most everything of importance to him in this world.
Though Job did not give up hope or sell his soul for reaping temporal blessings in this world (Mark 8:35-37).
in fact, Job’s life was so heavily weighted with sorrows and sad situations in this world given at the hand of the devil. God allowed the devil to use such a heavy hand in afflicting Job with many sorrows and physical ills.
So that the goodness and grace of God could shine through all the broken areas of Job’s life in painting a delicate illustration of the richness of the mercy and grace of God against the backdrop of evil at work in this world.
It seemed that Job would have nothing to hope about in the middle of such dismal circumstances, however, the devil lost, for Job remained standing. Though it was draining, Job was eternally successful in standing in the power and presence of God despite adverse conditions about him. Even the world-based opinions of his wife and “friends” could not cause this godly man to give up hope and sell his beleaguered soul and die.
Job continued living inside the wisdom of God for there was nothing in this world he desired in place of having eternal sweet fellowship with God.
Job was able to stand spiritually tall in the middle of such spiritual excruciating circumstances. The wisdom and presence of God at work in his life sustained him and greatly blessed and benefited him according to God’s will and timing, despite his state of affairs and his stamina in hard times, God led to an eternal crop of future blessings given freely of God.