The scripture for today is Job 19:25-26
Job 19:25-26 For I know that my redeemer lives and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin is thus destroyed, yet in my flesh shall I see God.
The faith and patience of Job is one of the most powerful testimonies in scripture. Although Job was a just and upright man, he suffered some of the most horrible devastations a human being could imagine. Yet, in the midst of his sufferings, he maintained both his innocence and his faith in God.
Job’s friends were of no help or comfort to him; they heaped accusation after accusation upon their suffering friend. His wife, although she loved Job, did not wish to see him suffer such agony and pain. She suggested to Job that he curse God and die. Job, however, did not allow the insults of friends or the faithless counsel of his wife deter him from holding fast to God. Job had powerful faith, the kind of faith that does not buckle under hardship or duress! Although Job could not see in his mind what he had done to bring upon himself this horrible torment, he refused to abandon the One he knew was the only source of life.
His confidence was not in what he saw; His confidence was in what he believed. He believed in God and our text today shows the depth of his faith. Job knew that he was dying and that there was no human remedy for his condition. He faced death, not in despair or regret; he faced it with faith in the one who created him. He did not waver in his conviction; “for I know that my redeemer lives.” And although he was suffering tremendously, he knew that he had a great day ahead when his eyes would behold his God.
May we stand through the trials of this life and the coming persecution with powerful faith, just as Job did. “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18
God bless you as you continue in His service.