Suffering is a test – a test of faith, character, values, and love for God. It is a test that can make us bitter if we jump to wrong conclusions about God, and it can make us better if , as a result of our experiences, our eyes are open to the wonder, power, wisdom, goodness, love, and ways of God. The book of Job is the inspired account of one man’s intense sufferings. The way that Job handled the series of tragedies that came into his life was a reflection of his relationship with God. Similarly, the way our faith survives our testing experiences will give witness to our knowledge of and commitment to God.
What you will learn from the study of this book will strengthen you for the times of suffering that will inevitably come. There are nine messages in this series.