BibleProject explained the profound wisdom and mystery behind the book of Job. If you feel like life isn’t fair, this teaching is especially for you!
Trusting God is so easy when things are going the way we want. But how about when things don’t go our way, and we cannot see the answer to our prayer? Do we still trust God despite all the odds or give up our faith because of the circumstances?
The BibleProject takes us on a journey in their animated video about the life of Job. As they examine his life, we can learn about trusting God even in the darkest season of our lives.
The Book Of Job
As narrated in the book of Job, God pointed out His servant Job, who was a good man and righteous. But Satan raised his argument with God and said that Job was “only a good person because God rewards him.” Then he claimed that if everything were taken away from His servant, they would see if he really loved God.
So, God allowed “Satan to inflict suffering on Job.” Indeed, Job soon lost everything, literally everything.
BibleProject highlighted that Job “deserves none of this. God Himself said so.” But despite losing everything and “in the midst of all this suffering, Job still praises God.”
Confronting God & God Answers
However, later in the book, Job expressed his grief and pain in the suffering he was experiencing. Then his friends came who kept speculating why Job experienced such tragedy in his life. They blamed and accused Job of possible sins he had committed.
“At some moments he’s very confident that God is still wise and just,” BibleProject narrated. “Yet in other moments he’s doubting God’s goodness.”
Soon after, as Job called out on God, He came to him “in the form of a great storm cloud.”
God did not answer Job’s query directly, but He showed him a vision of the complexity of life and how He works.
BibleProject remarked, “He is dynamically interacting with a whole universe of complexity when He makes decisions. And this is what God calls His wisdom.”
In the end, Job “never learned why he suffered.” But he was led to “a place of humility” before God because of everything God showed him. Job was “able to live in peace and in the fear of the Lord” despite what happened.
Watch the entire explanation in the video below.
Reference | BibleProject
Header Image: BibleProject. (Screenshot). (2016). The Book of Job’s Wisdom on How God Runs the World, Retrieved September 22, 2023 from: https://youtu.be/GswSg2ohqmA