1/7/2018 Job Chapters 14-16
Wow, without knowing the full plan of God in some of these verses Job’s words can depress me, particularly Chapter 14:10-12:
10 But a man dies and is laid low;
he breathes his last and is no more.
11 As the water of a lake dries up
or a riverbed becomes parched and dry,
12 so he lies down and does not rise;
till the heavens are no more, people will not awake
or be roused from their sleep.
And then at one of his “lowest” points in Chapter 16:19-21 we see that Job’s faith and that he is aware that he does have a heavenly witness to his faithfulness and an advocate with God.
Even now my witness is in heaven;
my advocate is on high.
20 My intercessor is my friend[a]
as my eyes pour out tears to God;
21 on behalf of a man he pleads with God
as one pleads for a friend
Our lesson – no matter how dark the day may appear we are “children of light” and we have access to the heavenly witness and intercessor.