June 26, 2019
Job’s retort in 6.1-7, which we considered last week, made clear to his friends–and to us his readers–that there’s much more to Job’s suffering than meets the eye. Lord willing, this Sunday, we’ll look “below the surface” as well as “at the big picture” and see that the reason Job’s suffering is so great and so mysterious to him and his friends is because he’s been raised up by God to serve as a foreshadow of the humiliation and exaltation of Christ. Ultimately this is the only explanation for what Job’s facing, the answer to the question of “Why?” When we read of Job’s great trials, we’re to read it with its full redemptive-historical purpose in view; which is to say, we’re to read it as a small, finite window into the great cost Christ paid for our salvation.
Please pray that this message will be used by God to exalt Christ in our hearts as we think more deeply of His great sufferings for our great salvation.
Your servant in Christ,