Hudson Taylor’s notebook (Job – Part 3)

I genuinely feel sorry for Job, though I’m unsure if I should. The same God that loves us loved Job, and He who’s to say He wont show His love in the same way!  What great lessons there are to learn, in many ways I’m so glad God has given us the story of Job is in the Bible. It just reveals and teaches us so much like! Anyway here’s the final in the thoughts from Hudson Taylors notebook on the book of Job, if you haven’t read the other 2 I suggest reading them first (below) then this. Coolio!

Lessons Which Prosperity Could Not Teach.

“During the time of affliction Job learned lessons which all his life of prosperity could not teach him. The mistakes he made in the hastiness of his spirit were corrected; the knowledge of God was deepened and increased. He exclaims that he had heard of him previously, and knew God by hearsay only, but that now his eyes saw him, and his acquaintance with God had become personal knowledge.  And after all this, Job lived 140 years, and saw his grandchildren to the 4th generation.
If we are to say that Job’s prosperity was blessed prosperity then his adversity, likewise was blessed adversity? ‘Weeping may we remain for the night, but joy comes in the morning’ (2Tim2:13), and the night of weeping will bear a fruit more rich and permanent than any day of rejoicing.  

Light out of darkness is God’s order.

In this day, when material causes are so much dwelt upon that there is a danger in forgetting the unseen agencies, let us not underestimate our unseen foes.  It would be comparatively easy to deal with our visible enemies, if the invisible foes were not behind them.  We need to put on the whole armour of God, and not be ignorant of Satan’s devices. But let us not lose sight of the precious truth that God alone is Almighty. If God is for us who can be against us?”

Hope you’ve learned from Hudson’s insights as I know I did.
Standing on Grace

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