I want you to find please the Book of Job. That's easy to find. Psalms is about in the middle of your Bible, so just open up to Psalms and then turn left, and you'll come to the Book of Job. Job, Chapter 9, and Verse 2. You will know perhaps already that we're in a series, and the series deals with Portraits of Christ in the Old Testament. We believe that all of the Bible is about the Lord Jesus, and the Old Testament anticipates His coming. The Gospels present His coming. The Epistles and the Revelation tell us that He is coming again. And Christ is in all of the Bible someway, somehow; standing somewhere in the shadows you'll find Christ. Now, we have already dealt with the Lord Jesus in what we call Biblical types, and we've talked about various pictures of Christ. For example, we showed you that Joseph and Isaac were what we would consider to be types of Christ. Now, I want to deal away from the idea of types, or to move away from the idea of types and get into the idea of prophecy that, uh, prophesies the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. And we're going to do that in the Book of Job. So let s look, if we will, please, in Job, Chapter 9 and Verse 2 -- well, Verses 1 and 2- "Then Job answered and said, 'I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?"' How can man that is sinful be right with God Who is Holy? Now, again, I want us to read in Job, Chapter 25, Verses 4 through 6. We get the same question. "How then can man be justified with God? Or how can he be clean that is born of a woman? Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in His sight. How much less man, that is a worm? And the son of man, which is a worm?" Now, there are two great questions in the Book of Job. Question number one is: why do the righteous suffer? And, indeed, as you study the Book of Job, you can learn some great and marvelous truths there about why good people, righteous people, sometimes suffer ...
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