I found this nugget of treasure this morning in the book of Job.
If mortals die, can they live again? This thought would give me hope, and through my struggle I would eagerly wait for release. You would call and I would answer, and you would yearn for me, your handiwork. Job 14: 14-15. (emphasis added)
How profound that Job would ask, “If mortals die, can they live again?” And, that this thought would give him hope! Not only hope but that he would be released from his earthly struggles. The gospels teach us that Christ died on the cross for our sins and to give us hope of living in eternity with him when we choose Him as our Lord and Savior. But here, here, Job is already pondering this very thing.
Did you catch the last word? Job knew he was God’s handiwork! This is our identity in Christ; His handiwork. Precious One, you are His greatest masterpiece! Here is a parallel verse to Job 14:15
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good work, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
I’m liking this godly man Job more and more. Have a blessed day resting in your identity in Christ as His beautiful masterpiece.