Job's Conversion or God the Justifier
The testimony of the inspired word respecting this man of ancient days, Job, is, that he was a genuine man of God, " perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil." (i. 1.) His substance was very great, for God had blessed him with earthly blessings in earthly places. It is important to notice this, before Job is put in the furnace. The genuineness of his character is a settled question, on the testimony of God.
The testimony of the word is also quite as clear respecting every child of God in this dispensation, however tried and buffeted he may be. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ." (Eph. i. 3.) We are not blessed in earthly places, with a substance that may be destroyed; but blessed in the heavenlies in Christ. But mark the certainty-hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which, according to his abundant mercy, hath begotten us again unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time," (1 Peter I, 3-5.) The blessing of the believer, in these two chapters, Eph. i. and 1 Peter i., is in very bright contrast with even the
31 pages Pamphlet Author: C. Stanley