A Question Everyone Must Answer by Steve Wagers

A Question Everyone Must Answer
Steve Wagers
Job 14: 14

INTRODUCTION:

No doubt many of you have heard the expression, "the dead man's hand." Well, it was originated on August 2, 1876. Wild Bill Hickock sat down at a poker table in Saloon #10, in Deadwood, South Dakota, and began to play his hand. Jack McCall entered the saloon, pulled out a gun, and shot Wild Bill. As he lay there, those around noticed the cards that still remained in his hand, a pair of Aces, and a pair of 8's. That combination, ever since, has been known as "the dead man's hand."

But, the fact of the matter is that, we all have been dealt "the dead man's hand, and sooner or later we must play it. No doubt, most kind of feel like Dr. B.R. Lakin, who once said, "If I knew where I was going to die, I wouldn't go there!" However, though it is something that is unsure, unseen, or uncertain, death is something that looms on the horizon for each one of us; and, thus, did Job did in Job 14:14, we must come to face to face with "A Question Every One Must Answer!" Briefly, let's examine this question, and see that:

I. IT IS A QUESTION THAT BEARS VITAL ON THE SOUL

1. Notice, again, the question, "If a man die, shall he live again." Truly, this is a question that bears vital on the soul.

2. You see, as you brief back through this great book, you find that there were many important questions that Job asked.

3. For example, Job asked "Why did God bring man into being?" He asked, "Can a man really know God?" "Does God really care about man?" Then, also, "Does a good man have a chance with God any more than an evil man?"

4. Truly, we would have to agree that every one of those are important, and vital questions.

5. However, of all of those questions, there is none more vital than the question asked here, "If a man die, shall he live again?"

6. You see, this is a historical question; and, it even appears to be a rhetorical question. It is a constant question ...


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