Sometimes wisdom seems hard to find—like searching for gold in a dark mine. In this week's sermon, Ben addresses the challenge of finding wisdom, and shares an answer to a question we received this week via text.In this week's passage, Job declares that finding wisdom is more difficult than finding gold and jewels in a cave. He is tempted to despair. Thankfully, we have access to the New Testament, and have hope that Jesus is both the wisdom and the power of God to those who believe.
|Job felt the intense pain of loss, compounded by critical words from his friends who had come to "encourage" him. Even in the dark, he found the strength to confess his faith in God.|
|"I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God..." (Job 19:25-26, NIV)|
Life is full of surprises, and the first Christmas was no exception. God did the unexpected when he sent his own Son into the world to bring hope and salvation to men and women everywhere....