Faith Beyond Job’s Despair

King James Bible Job 14:2
He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

On this verse Job acknowledges the finality of death, of course, Job lived before Christ, whose death and resurrection gives us new meaning … and death has lost its sting.

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A. It Includes A Precious Place – “In My Father’s house are many mansions” – We need to remember that we are not home yet! While the troubles and trials we face are part of this earthly existence, they will not follow us where we are headed! Praise God, the burdens of life are temporary at best, 1 Pet. 1:6. My friends, we are just “pilgrims and strangers” passing through enemy territory this evening! I guarantee you, it will be far better when we get home! After all, the best is yet to come, Phil. 1:21-23. If you are saved, there is a place for you in the Father’s house and one day you will be going home, 2 Cor. 5:1-8.

B. It Includes A Prepared Place – “I go to prepare a place for you” – Ill. This world and all its wonders. It was made by the hand of the Lord in just 6 days. Oh, how glorious and wonderful Heaven must be! After all, he’s had over 2,000 years to work on it! It will be far greater than our feeble, human minds can comprehend, Rev. 21-22. But, when I think of Heaven, I like two verses best of all: 1. Rev. 21:4 and 2. John 14:3. (Note: By the way, Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people! Are you prepared for that place?)

C. It Includes A Powerful Promise – “I will come again” – Everyday you and I live with one of the greatest promises the world has ever known as our support. We have our Savior’s promise that He will personally return to receive His people unto Himself one day, v. 3; 1 Thes. 4:16-17. In fact, He wanted His people to know He meant this thing, so He restated His intentions in the last chapter of the last book of the Bible, Rev. 22:20.

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