Job lived 4500 years ago. And the book of Job was probably the first book in the Bible. He predated Moses who wrote the first 5 books of the Bible.
Q: Why, you may ask, am I telling you that?
A: The first divinely inspired book written deals with humanity’s age-long mystery; why do good people suffer? Some things never change.
There comes a time in every life, just like in Job’s, when you will wonder the same thing. It’s as if all hell has broken loose. Suddenly. Unexpectedly.
It happens to all of us. No one is exempt. One way or another, tragedy strikes every life. And then the doubts begin. The questions:
Why is this happening to me?
What have I done to deserve this?
God, what’s wrong with me?
God, don’t You still love me?
I want to warn you now: There will be lessons in this series you won’t want to hear. We will likely read verses that will raise more questions than they answer. Some painful memories may come rising to the surface as we look at Job’s life.
But it’s my hope that God will speak to you through His Word so you can be equipped for when very difficult times come your way.
This week we begin his story.