Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 21 (Ex. 4; Lk. 7; Job 21; 1 Cor. 8)

Why do good things happen to bad people? That is the question that Job is basically asking in Job 21. It is a question that is asked often in the Bible and often in our daily lives. Why does it seem, at times, that those who reject the Lord flourish while those who strive to follow Him are neglected, abused, or even put to death? One way to answer that is by reminding ourselves of God’s timeline. God has promised to put all wrongs right, but He has never promised to do so in this life. In God’s eyes this life is a short vapor. After this life is when reality truly begins. This is when God’s justice will be fully pronounced. Just like in a good movie when it seems like the bad guys are about to win finally at the climax the hero steps up and saves the day.

 Don’t worry the climax is coming but it will not fully come until this life is over. Then every knee will bow and confess to the greatness of Jesus Christ and all will wish that they had bowed sooner. (see: Philippians 2:5-11) So, what should we do in the mean time? We should do what Asap did in Psalm 73. He asked the same question Job asked and almost lost his faith over it until, “I went to the sanctuary of God; then I discerned their end.” (v.17) In the mean time go to God’s sanctuary. Worship before Him and gain His eternal perspective.

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