TITLE: 4 Things Job Never Lost (3 of 4)
PROPOSITION: We must not lose the important, eternal things of life.
KEY WORD: Beliefs
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
We studied how Job handled his pain and suffering
We have looked at what Job lost pain, and suffering
Now we must understand what Job KEPT
Four Things Job Did NOT Lose:
Personal integrity / personal righteousness
Not holier-than-thou attitude
He examined his life noting this bad no major sins
No murder, adultery, or violation of the commands of God
Listen to Job -
Not denied God 6:10 Then I would still have comfort; Though in anguish I would exult, He will not spare; For I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.
13:15 maintain my ways before him
Innocent 13:18 See now, I have prepared my case, I know that I shall be vindicated.
Obeyed 23:12 I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my necessary food.
Integrity 27:5-6 5 Far be it from me That I should say you are right; Till I die I will not put away my integrity from me. 6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go; My heart shall not reproach me as long as I live.
Belief in God's Ultimate and Final Righteousness
23:10 But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
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!
I will live again
After death I will see God
God will not be a stranger
He did not understand the present situation
WHY is this happening?
This is not fair.
But he never lost the ultimate faith in God being good
Belief in the Existence of God
19:25 I know that my Redeemer lives
In time of pain, trouble, distress many lose faith in God
If there is a God, why did He do this to me?
If God is all-powerful why the tsunami? Fire? Earthquake? Cancer?
Psalm 14:1 fool says there is no god
Romans 1:20 fools deny God
Fight with Satan
Our war is not with God it is Satan
Don't get confused Satan is the enemy not God
Like 2 women fighting over a cheating husband should be mad at the cheater!
Job lost some battles not the war.
To get to heaven we must overcome
Revelation 21:7; 12:11; 2:10
All 7 letters to him that overcomes
We must never lose our faith in God
We must not lose, give up, abandon the fight against Satan