Longer and Larger Lessons

Re:Verse passage – Job 7:1-21 (day five)“Why do you not pardon my offenses and forgive my sins?”

One of the reasons I love the scriptures is they help us see that the people in these pages and stories are… just like us. When we feel like there is injustice (to us or others) we get angry, we question God.  That’s exactly what’s happening with Job. His experience has convinced him that his sacrifices have been sufficient to reflect his genuine repentance and faith. Except now. Or so he thinks (thanks in part to his friends). But what if in the midst of Job’s questions and anger, God is teaching a longer and larger lesson found in the revelation we have in the New Testament. What if even thousands of years before Christ came, God was showing that Job’s suffering was pointing to the redemptive suffering at the cross. And that in the midst of suffering, the Lord was giving us “language of lament”. First, Job’s words. Then, Jesus’ words. Now, our words.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

One thought on “Longer and Larger Lessons”

  1. “… his sacrifices have been sufficient to reflect his genuine repentance and faith.” Your words have stayed with me and given me reason to reflect. Too often I live my life questioning if God really sees my commitment to Him. The answer is He sees it better than I do and has provided for me anyway!

    “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:21

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