Job 14

Last week I was going to mention the following passage but I didn’t get to it. Pastor Don mentioned it in the sermon that morning!

Jeremiah, like Job, despairs and tries to quit preaching

  • Jeremiah 20:7-9

    O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.
    For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.
    Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

  • Lamentations 1:13From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.

Why was I even born?

  • Jeremiah 20:14-18

    Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.
    Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad.
    And let that man be as the cities which the LORD overthrew, and repented not: and let him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noontide;
    Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me.
    Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

Today’s chapter: Job wistfully looks forward to a new life in Christ.

  • Job 14:1-6

Man is going to die. His days are numbered.

  • Job 14:7-9

Cut down a tree and it grows back

  • Job 14:10

Where is man while he is dead?

  • Job 14:11-13

Man dies and waits until the heavens be no more and God’s wrath is past.

  • Job 14:14-15
  • Romans 6:4
    Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
  • Colossians 3:1
    If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17
    Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
  • 1 Peter 1:3
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Does man live again? I will wait the appointed time and then be changed. You will call and I will answer.

  • Job 14:16-17

God knows everything, nothing is hidden.

  • Job 14:18-22

The world will come to nothing and pass away and I won’t be aware of it.


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