I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. (Job 19:25)
Many hesitate to claim that God is for some and possibly against others. The more appropriate way of looking at this dilemma is to ask, “Am I on God’s side?”
When Job made the claim that he has a redeemer or one that will buy him back from slavery and judgment, little did he know about God’s conversation with the devil about Job’s fate. Little did Job know that God allowed Satan to test the faith of Job until Job had nothing. It was almost as if God was against Job when you read the details of his life story.
But, Job kept his confidence in God. Even though he wondered why God was bringing disaster into his life, Job knew deep down that God would deliver him. Picture Job—the faithful servant of the Most High God. He had the audacity to believe that even though God would destroy everything he owned, including the skin on his bones, he would have enough faith to one day see God in the flesh with his own eyes.
Picture your life. Is everything going incredibly well? God is on your side. Is everything falling apart? God is on your side. If you find yourself in a place of complacency today, remember: God is on your side. Now, answer this question: Are you on his side?
Consider: If God is for us, who can be against us?
Jim Dunn is the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.