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. We know much care has to be used when talking about this because God desires to be on everyone’s “side.” 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 had a redeemer (one who would 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. When he read the details of Job’s life story, it seems almost as if God was against Job.
But Job kept his confidence in his God. Even though he wondered why God was bringing all of the disaster into his life, Job knew deep down that God would deliver him. It is interesting to note that Job is one of the first to talk about the resurrection of the body in all of Scripture. Picture Job. He really was the faithful servant of the Most High God. He had the audacity to believe that even though God would destroy everything Job owned, including the skin on his bones—he has 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?
Boldly proclaim today, “If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Jim Dunn is the Executive Director of Church Multiplication and Discipleship for The Wesleyan Church.