November 22, 2018: At the Foot of the Cross
November 22, 2018
TODAY'S BIBLE READING:
really saying is that Job is in the wrong. He may not realize that he’s in the wrong right now, but he had better watch out because surely he is in the wrong. There can be no other explanation for what has happened to him. Certainly Job thrived for a while. But now Job has had his comeuppance; he has gotten what he deserved, even though – as is sometimes the case, Zophar is arguing – that his just deserts was long delayed. Still it is here now, and the suffering that Job is experiencing is nothing less than a right and just result of Job’s sins. The answer to all this, though, is at the foot of the cross. There was a righteous man, completely and fully righteous in ways that Job was not, who suffered and yet did not sin. In fact, he suffered for us. And as we read of Job’s sufferings we are taken to the feet of the one whose sufferings paid the price of our sin. He was a great and better Job who not only suffered pain but even death and then rose again that in him we might rise again from the dead ourselves.]]>
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Josh Moody (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton, IL., president and founder of God Centered Life Ministries, and author of several books including How the Bible Can Change Your Life and John 1-12 For You.
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