The Book of Job is considered by scholars to be one of the oldest books in the Bible. In Job 19:23, Job states that he longs for a book to be written. Job is most likely wanting a book written of his story of his faithfulness to God despite his hardships. That book was written and it is the Book of Job.
Job19.23 “Oh that my words were written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book! 24 Oh that with an iron pen and lead they were engraved in the rock forever! 25 For I know that my Redeemer lives…
Job longed for a book that we have: the Bible. Furthermore Job probably did not have any religious book. But, Job did have the knowledge of the God of the universe. In verse 25, Job also knew that his “Redeemer” lives. Job knew that there was one that would be capable of recognizing his faithfulness and forgive his sins. Job knew in his heart that he would live again in the future, for a “Redeemer” would redeem his soul.
Today we have the Bible and yet many people claim that God is unknowable. Thousands of years ago and without the Bible, Job knew God and he knew of a “Redeemer”. Today with the Bible we know that “Redeemer to be Jesus Christ.
Without a Bible Job knew right from wrong as well as the requirement to help those in need and the power of prayer. How did Job know God so well? These verses in Romans give us the answer.
Romans1.18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
God has been known since the creation of the world.
Published on Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 3:50 AM CDT