There are few books of Scripture so applicable and appropriate for this current time in which we dwell, as Job. The grief and the pain experienced by this man assist us in understanding the mysteries of providence , in permitting His people to suffer.
We are confronted by imponderable situations that cause us to doubt and fear. Therefore we must walk the puzzling journey with Habakkuk seeking answers that we might be brought to the light of faith and understanding.
On leaving the fellowship and the peace of the Palace Beautiful, the pilgrim’s path now led Christian down a steep slope into a landscape dominated by two difficult and treacherous places named The Valley of Humiliation and The Valley of the Shadow of Death.
The terrible suffering inflicted upon Job makes him one of the most famous characters in the Bible with the proverb “the patience of Job” belonging to every day speech. The theme of human suffering in a broken world is most relevant for every generation.
Paul uses one word that is a confession of his inadequacy when contemplating God, “Unsearchable”. The Creator of the Universe is the author of every Providence. Appreciating the Sovereign God is the first step in understanding the unfathomable mysteries of life.