Yesterday's reading contained Zophar's first speech to Job. In it he greatly rebuked Job and exhorted him to repent so that he might be restored and blessed.

In Job's answer to Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar (chapter 12), he grows sarcastic at their cutting words. In chapter 13 he denounces his so-called "friends" and appeals to God. It is evident from these verses that Job does know the Lord and recognizes that in Him he could find strength and wisdom.

In chapter 14 Job asks the question, "If a man die, shall he live again?" The answer can be found in John's Gospel, often called "the Gospel in a nutshell." Chapter 3:16 tells us, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." It is appointed unto men once to die (Hebrews 9:27). But life does not end there. The physical body will return to the dust; but there is a soul within every human being that will spend eternity either in heaven or in hell. Jesus died on the cross for you and for me. He was buried and rose again on the third day. If we will but simply have faith in Him and accept Him as our personal Lord and Saviour we will spend eternity in heaven with Him. But for those who never receive Christ as their personal Saviour, they shall spend eternity in hell, separated from God forever. Yes--man shall live again--by simply trusting the all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins, Jesus Christ, God's only Son.

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