394063764439406376442018-05-20These prophetic words came from the mouth of Job right in the midst of his suffering. The Hebrew word for redeemer is Goel, which was used of the next of kin whose duty it was to restore a family member who had fallen into bad times or death.
Here it is considered to refer to Jesus Christ.
God gave Job an understanding of where our true hope can be found (Jesus), extending the message of Job’s suffering into ages to come.
This is a remarkable revelation for all suffering people throughout all time.
Jesus lives! And therefore, we will “survive” even thrive through our circumstances to a glorious eternity. https://scontent-amt2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/e492b2d81fa26863c07c3d1e9f74d3c5/5B88A600/t51.2885-15/e35/32947499_213393462724697_6267085445029429248_n.jpg2018-05-20
759351662175935166212018-05-20Something I hear quite frequently among Christian circles is, "I wish I knew God's will for my life." That statement begs further clarification. The bible clearly tells us what God's will is for our lives in Christ Jesus: being joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances. Other scripture references could shed more light on this by adding: not being conformed to this world, and our sanctification. Decision making in life and God's will are very different things.
Who will I marry? Which school should I pick? What house or car should I buy? These are all decisions we make, not God's will. Choices in life aren't always clear, but God's will is. Sure, we can pray and ask God to give us peace about choosing one way as opposed to another, or to close a door if that is not in His plans for us.
If you find yourself facing some hard choices in life, pray for wisdom. Wisdom is what guides our decision making. God freely gives us wisdom if we ask for it. There is a catch though, we must ask Him for it! (James 1:5)
I'm no expert in decision making as i've made some not so smart decisions in my life, but I can't blame them on God and say that was His will. There comes a point where we need to take accountability for our own actions.
We see that Solomon in 1 Kings 3:7-9 asked God for wisdom so that he would be able to govern God's people properly. He knew there would be many hard decisions he would face as a king, and he knew who to ask for this ability to make decisions better, God himself!