Job knew what was happening, that God was creating in him. He knew that a transformation was to come into his life after he had died—"if a man dies."
God has a desire to be reunited with those who have died, with those in whom He has been working. He has a desire to finish His work!
As long as the person is in the grave, God's creative powers and efforts are not yet concluded! What He wants to do is to match the spiritual character He has created within the person while alive as a human being with a glorious spiritual body that He will give them upon resurrecting them from the dead!
Job understood this. Thousands of years ago, he knew it! Do we know it today as well as Job did then?
John W. Ritenbaugh
Job did not fear death; in fact, he felt death would be a relief from the struggles, infirmities, and trials of physical life. He knew that God would raise him at the appointed time, the first resurrection. He was sure in his redemption; he trusted God to forgive, save and resurrect him. Further, he understood that his life in the Kingdom would be so much superior to his physical life (Job 19:25-27).
Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Time and Life
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