Chapter 15 of The Jesus Code: 52 Scripture Questions Every Believer Should Answer by O.S. Hawkins.
This week’s question: “If a man dies, shall he live again?” (Job 14.14).
As the author points out, most, if not all of us, have asked the question at one time or another, “Is there more than just this life? Is heaven real or is this all there is?”
Job had just lost everything and he wondered out loud, “Was it all for nothing?”
Job answered his own question in chapter 19.25-27:
25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the earth;
26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,
That in my flesh I shall see God,
27 Whom I shall see for myself,
And my eyes shall behold, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!
Hawkins says, Job’s answer was positive, pointed and personal:
- Positive – “For I KNOW that my Redeemer lives.
- Pointed – “… my Redeemer lives … and after my skin is destroyed .. I SHALL SEE GOD.”
- Personal “MY Redeemer live.”
This life is full of trouble. Earlier Job had said just as surely as the fact that sparks fly upward (5.7). But as the author points out, one day, “Whatever takes the joy out of life will be gone forever for those who can say, ‘I know that my Redeemer lives!’”
Can you answer Job’s question like he did: positively, pointedly and personally?
Next week’s question is: “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11.3).
Last week’s question: “Should such a man as I flee?” (Nehemiah 6.11). Read it here.
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