The Old Testament book of Job is one of the most mysterious, yet comforting books in all of the Bible. It is mysterious because we see a horrific series of catastrophes happen to a godly man and his family. It is comforting because we get to listen in on conversations between Job and four of his friends as they try to make sense out of what happens. As they struggle with some of life’s ultimate questions, we don’t feel so alone as we wrestle with the same questions thousands of years later.
Reading Job is a challenge; studying and interpreting it is even tougher. But for the steadfast student of the Bible who takes time to dig into this fascinating book, there are a number of certainties that we can cling to in uncertain times.
Certainty #1 – God is absolutely in control, even when it feels like our lives are swirling out of control. (more…)