Category Archives: Glimpses of the Gospel (Job)

Glimpses of the Gospel: Resurrection

Like many other victims of depression, Job is preoccupied with thoughts of death. At times, he longs for death to put an end to his sufferings (e.g. Job 6:8,9); it would be a merciful release. But he also sees himself … Continue reading

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Glimpses of the Gospel: We have an Advocate

While his friends sit beside him in silent sympathy (Job 2:11-13), Job holds high hopes of receiving comfort from them. But when they open their mouths, he is deeply disappointed (Job 6:21; 13:4,5). Instead of supporting him and reassuring him, … Continue reading

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Glimpses of the Gospel: We need a Redeemer

In Job’s time and culture, the family is the major unit of society. And what we would call the ‘extended family’ (something that modern Westerners generally acknowledge only at grand social occasions such as weddings and funerals) is something of … Continue reading

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Glimpses of the Gospel: We need a Mediator

Poor Job! Without any justification, God seems to have turned against him. His peaceful, happy life is in ruins, and he does not know why. He thought that he knew where he was with God; but evidently he was horribly, … Continue reading

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Glimpses of the Gospel: The unpayable debt

Job has never been arrogant or self-righteous; good man though he is, he has never pretended to be perfect. On a regular basis, he would follow the custom of his time and offer sacrifices to appease God for any inadvertent … Continue reading

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Glimpses of the Gospel: Universal sin

Job is a very good man – as good as a man can possibly be – and yet he suffers as much as any man can possibly suffer (short of dying)… The burning question in Job’s mind, as one might … Continue reading

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Glimpses of the Gospel in Job

The book of Job is a somewhat under-explored part of the Bible, and definitely heavy going. The first and last sections are straightforward enough, but in between are around forty chapters of indigestible argument that goes round and round in … Continue reading

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