Sunday, August 18, 2013

To Those Who Suffer

In the old testament of the Bible many a man and woman went through rituals to show God that they were worthy. That their sacrifice took the place of themselves, having to avoid the suffering many thought God would bestow upon them if they did not. In the book of Job, you have his best friend sitting at his bedside saying this.  

Job: 25 
Dominion and awe belong to God;
    he establishes order in the heights of heaven.
Can his forces be numbered?
    On whom does his light not rise?
How then can a mortal be righteous before God?
    How can one born of woman be pure?
If even the moon is not bright
    and the stars are not pure in his eyes,
how much less a mortal, who is but a maggot—
    a human being, who is only a worm!”

You then have Job's answer. Mind you he is suffering so. He has not given up his faith in God. This is the last time that you will read about God letting his children suffer at the hands of the Evil one. It pains God to watch this. But most note worthy, and we must think of this in today's time. God never gave up on Job having faith in him(God).

Job 26: 1-4

How have you helped him who is without power?
How have you saved the arm that has no strength?
How have you counseled one who has no wisdom?
And how have you declared sound advice to many?
To whom have you uttered words?
And whose spirit came from you?

Job 27: 6
My righteousness I hold fast  and I will not let go. My heart shall not reproach me as long as I live. 

Dedication and faith at the lowest point in this mans life. We can all take a lesson. Although Jesus died and was the sacrificial lamb for us all. We still need to know that suffering by any means is minuscule to that of Job.