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“God’s Day-Timer”

We have been doing a series of messages about Job, the patriarch from the Old Testament. The title of the series is “Job: Patient Endurance and Faithfulness.” Last time, we talked about the three friends who came by to support/ comfort/ help him. And they sat with him for a period and didn’t say anything. But then they opened their mouths and their words that are full of worldly wisdom and philosophy.


So today I want to talk about God’s Day- timer. He keeps a record of all our days.

Psalm 139:1 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.

In God’s Day- timer there is a series of appointments for you and for me personally. Job is debating with his friends and stating certain facts about God’s appointments for us…that certain events are appointed to man in His Day-Timer for our lives.


Job 7:1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? Are not his days also like the days of an hireling?(KJV)


Our days are recorded in God's Day- timer. God has ordained that we should be alive for this time in history…as Solomon says, “there is a time to be born.” Job also comments on the quality of our days….in Job’s assessment they have been hard days…. the days of a hired labourer. Also, the number of our days are determined by God…. the days that seem to pass quickly.


Job 14:5 Since his days are determined, and the number of his months is with You, and You have appointed his limits that he cannot pass…


Job says they're like a flower that springs up….it's beautiful….come autumn the pedals start to fall off and by the winter time it is covered in a blanket of snow. There is also a future event appointed to all of us. Solomon said,” A time to be born , and a time to die.”

Job 30:23 For I know that you will bring me to death and to the house appointed for all living.


Beyond this world is the place of death, the house where Job would reside awaiting the resurrection of Christ. He refers to this house/resting place as “Sheol.”


Job 14:13 “Oh, that You would hide me in the grave, that You would conceal me until Your wrath is past, that You would appoint me a set time, and remember me! 14 If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, till my change comes.


Job is saying, wake me up when this is over…just let me go to sleep in the grave and then awaken me on resurrection morning….for those who are righteous like Job, we believe that an appointment is coming; where our bodies will be changed, and we shall be with our Lord.


Join us in person on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. or via livestream by going to https://www.firstbaptistsudbury.com and clicking on livestream for “God’s Day-Timer.”


Blessings,


Kevin

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