Confidence out of Confusion

Posted by on Apr 4, 2010 in Rev. Serven

Job 14:14, 19:25-26

April 4, 2010 Pastor Marcus J. Serven

Covenant Family Church (RPCGA)

Modern-day living can certainly be a confusing and confounding experience! However, there is a lesson that you can learn from one who lived long ago, that ancient man of the Bible—Job. Job had everything going for himself—family, friends, and finances. Yet, when all of these were taken away he experienced massive amounts of personal confusion, which lead to self-doubt, self-pity, and extensive soul-searching. In the midst of Job’s personal despair he asks a crucial question about life, “If a man dies, shall he live again?” (cf. Job 14:14). The answer to this perplexing question comes later in the text, when he asserts by faith, “For I know that my Redeemer lives…” (cf. Job 19:25-26). How did this significant change in Job’s attitude come about? Where did his new found confidence come from? The answer to these questions leads us to an important lesson about life—true happiness does not consist in possessions, but in your relationship with your Creator.

The Main Point of this Sermon:

By trusting in His Redeemer today, Job was given hope for tomorrow.

1. Job’s Great Confusion, (Job 14:14)

2. Job’s Growing Certainty, (Job 19:25a)

3. Job’s Personal Redeemer, (Job 19:25b)

4. Job’s Hope for Tomorrow, (Job 19:26)