Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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2 thoughts on “May 14th: Job 42 and 1 John 2:7-29”
I am a Christian, and have appreciated your writings for a while now. 2.5 years ago, our oldest daughter (of 3 years) died suddenly and in March 2020 I was diagnosed with a rare stage IV cancer.
Last week I slipped and broke my hip, and have been in the hospital all week. As I’ve been recovering, I’ve listened to your reflections on Job, finishing today.
I’ve been studying Job on my own the past few months and culminating with your reflections as I consider our own trials has been a huge comfort and encouragement to me.
I hope this is an encouragement to you and that you know the Lord is using your labors in my life, and others’.
While this seems true to me of many of the books of scripture, it seems to me that the divine inspiration of Job stands out.. how could we account for a book like this, that defies human wisdom, as being thought up by mere mortals? And seeing how Job foreshadows Christ is a comforting reminder for me as well.
Thanks again, brother.
Thank you very much for sharing this! It is encouraging and humbling to know that God has been blessing people through me. I will be praying for your and your family at this time.