All's Well That Ends Well
Sunday, May 21, 2006
In the three verses I've just read, we find Job just
about as discouraged as someone could possibly be. He had suffered tremendous loss—both physically and emotionally. The very name, Job, is synonymous with suffering.
For centuries, Christians and the non-Christians, alike, have drawn on the experiences, heartaches and disappointments of Job.
However, let us not forget the character of this
man. Job had two outstanding qualities—his unwavering faith in God and his patience. In James 5:11, we read, Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
In 13:15, he said, “Though He slay me, yet will
I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.”
This morning our message has three points:
His personal loss
In a moment of time, Job lost his servants, his
sheep, his camels, and worst of all, he lost his children:
Job 1:18-19, “While he was yet speaking,
there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house: And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.”
The Bibles says in (vv. 20-22), “Then Job
arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.”
Listen, there will be times in your life
and mine when things will happen, for which we do not have the answers—t ...
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