Monday, April 3, 2017

Job Didn't Know

I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that 
they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ 
Jesus, with eternal glory. (2 Tim 2:10)

Oh, if only Job had known, as he sat in the ashes,
troubling his heart over the thought of God's
providence, that millions down through history
would look back on his trials. He might have taken 
courage in the fact that his experience would be a 
help to others throughout the world.

No one lives to himself, and Job's story is like yours
and mine, only his was written for all to see. The
afflictions Job faced and the trials he wrestled with
are the very things for which he is remembered,
and without them we would probably never have
read of him in God's Word.

We never know the trials that await us in the days
ahead. We may not be able to see the light through
our struggles, but we can believe that those days,
as in the life of Job, will be the most significant we 
are called upon to live. Robert Collyer

Reader, Paul was able to suffer, and suffer again
so that others would embrace his Savior. We don't
live for ourselves, but unto Him who bought us.
We have no idea who sees us and the impact our
lives make on them.

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