Because He Live … by Dawn E. Foster

Today’s Reading – Job 19 – 21(Click on the references to listen to the audio – Click hereto view the passage from Blue Letter Bible)

(Second Milers Read – Colossians 1 – 4Psalms 46 – 50Proverbs 10)

Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Psalm 55:17

Read the “0610 Evening and Morning” devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

“Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever! For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:” (Job 19:23-26)

As we move through the book of Job we see that Job still is faithful to the Lord. I don’t know how many of us would continue to trust in God after losing everything. How strong is our walk with the Lord… that when through losing everything except our life we can still say “God is good all the time, and all the time God is good”? How far can we go without cracking just a little? How do we get through the “hard” times, or going through a pandemic without just turning our eyes, hearts, and souls from the Lord?

In Job 19:23-26, Job finally gets his bearings. Where did he draw his strength from? How did he finally start to turn his eyes back upward?  He looked toward His Redeemer. He stated: “For I know that my redeemer liveth…” (Job 19:25). The same God who was alive back in Job’s day is the same God who lives today. Yesterday, today, forever Jesus is the same.  

Some of us may have suffered a great deal through our lives thus far. Maybe you have lost a child. Maybe you were abandoned by a spouse, or have gone through cancer. When Job lost his children he experienced death.  He even longed to die himself back in Job 3. Through it all however, he cried out to the redeemer.

In the hymn, “Because He Lives,” written by William J. Gaither and his wife Gloria, the refrain says:

“Because He lives I can face tomorrow;

Because He lives all fear is gone;

Because I know He holds the future

And life is worth the living just because He lives.”

Today. Even in the year 2020 we can cry out to the same redeemer. Jesus paid the price for all by shedding His blood for our sins. He died, was buried, and rose again so that we could have eternal life. Have you cried out to the redeemer?

Wayne, Dawn, and Baby Foster

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  • Cindy Erickson says:

    That’s good Dawn. Going through life gets hard at time and some of us may go through extremely harder times. But like Job, we need to remember that our redeemer LIVES and will get us through!! By the way, congratulations !

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