Thursday, May 14, 2009

Man...A Few Days Job 14

Job 14:1 "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble."

Chapter 14 is becoming one of my favorites. Job talks of the limitations of man's life on earth but he also speaks of the resurrection. I believe the best is yet to come for us after we are raised from the dead. It is hard to get depressed when you know you will live forever but for a small pause in the grave.

v5 "See his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass:"

The Bible says: Hebrews 9:27 "And as it is appointed unto men once to die but after this the judgment:"

Job asked the question: v14 "If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come."

Job knew after his troubles and even if he died, there was hope beyond the grave.

v15 "Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands."

Job here expresses the love he knows God has for him. Job said God would remember him and desire to see him, the work of his own hands.

He then goes into the time frame which seems a long time, the water wearing away the stones, the mountain falling. He also speaks of being in the grave while his sons have success in life but he does not know of it. It is a touching expression of his thoughts.

Song of Solomon 2:8"The voice of my beloved: behold he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills."

Job speaks of death, old age, and the resurrection.

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