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Read: Job 19-25; Psalm 130:7-8; Isaiah 44:22-23; Titus 2:13-14; Acts 4:33.
What is God Saying?
Job is presumed by many to be the oldest book in the Bible. And the oldest of books has to do with the oldest of problems:
Up to this verse in the story of Job, he is asking questions. Tough ones. “Man dies, and is laid low; man breathes his last and where is he?’ (14:10). “If a man die, shall he live again?” (14:14).
They were unanswerable questions that rose from a perplexed and anguished heart. But with his cry of faith,
He is led of the Spirit to make the statement that has conveyed assurance to believers down through the centuries. He says, “I know.” He points with certainly to the fact that the solution to all problems, the ultimate answer to all questions, whether they be old and persistent or new and passing, lies in knowing that the Lord, our Redeemer lives.
God in Christ is on top of it all.
He has conquered the last great enemy which is death.
He is “declared to be the Son of God with power … by the resurrection from the dead” (Romans 1:4).
How Does This Apply To Us?
With Job in spite of every argument to the contrary (and he was deluged with them), we, too, may know that the Redeemer lives. Furthermore, to live successful Christian lives we must know that.
God’s plan for the believer is that by the testimony of the Holy Spirit and by opening one’s eyes to see the innumerable evidences of God’s power and authority in the world of nature and history, we may come to a place where we can say we know.
God’s agenda is that we come to know. That is why the Bible was given. “I write this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13) – know, not guess, not suppose, not wish, not wonder but know.
Pray With Me
Moving On In the Life of Prayer
“You ask me how I know he lives, He lives within my heart.”
That is the great finale to a familiar and cherished hymn. It is also the experience of the steadfast Christian.
In his or her heart the Christian knows that Jesus is alive and in control and that He will come again, as He promised, to receive us unto Himself.
The secret of joyous living lies in knowing that whatever happens, Jesus Christ is real – He is really ours and we are really His.
Do you know that your Redeemer lives?
Then, by your life show that your Redeemer lives!
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