40 days of Sorrow, a walk with Job
March 19, 2019, 6:23 AM

Lent 2019 Day 12, Chapter 14


Job is now arguing/reasoning with God. And Job's first point of argument is a good one. In chapter 14 Job contends that a human being only lives for a very short time. God on the other hand is eternal. Man has limits to his life, God has set the amount of months that they will live and they can't exceed them. A person dies, and then what?

Is there any HOPE for life after death? As we journey towards Easter, our HOPE is in the resurrection of JESUS. Our HOPE is that the power of the grave will be defeated. But Job's argument is NO ONE can bring a clean thing out of an unclean thing.

In Job's mind, "So man lies down and does not rise. Till the heavens are no more, They will not awake Nor be roused from their sleep. “Oh, that You would hide me in the grave, That You would conceal me until Your wrath is past, That You would appoint me a set time, and remember me! If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, Till my change comes.

"Till my change comes." What change is Job talking about? Job believes that these old wornout beatup bodies, will be changed into incorruptable bodies. The NIV calls it renewal, which would imply that Job would still have the same body, just renewed. The Israel bible says, "If a man dies, can he live again? All the time of my service I wait Until my replacement comes."  For a person who has been inflicted from the bottom of his feet to the top of his head, the thought of a replacement body sounds great. 

The Apostle Paul talks about that day in 1 Corinthians 15:52, "in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." Until that day we just WAIT. 

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