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Job: The Wisdom of God's Plans

  • Sep 2004 Issue
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Job begins, "In the land of Uz, there lived a man whose name was Job." It ends with Job living happily ever after. It opens and closes like a fairy tale might, but it's actually a true story of real-world pain, mourning, doubt, and repentance.

The lessons taught in Job become particularly tough when we view the story from its heavenly beginning and we see God giving Satan permission to torment His faithful servant Job. Does God really verbally permit such torture? Does He plan our suffering? Why would He allow this to happen? Did Job deserve that pain? And do we even have the right to ask these questions?

We'll study these and many other questions about the wisdom and sovereignty of God, as we search through the mourning of Job and the advice of his friends. And we'll gain profound insight into our own attitudes toward God, trials, and faithfulness.

Join us this month in Today in the Word for a journey into the human heart and glimpse the holy, just, sovereign plans of our righteous and loving God. 


Executive Editor: Bruce W. Anderson; Managing Editor: Heather Moffitt; Associate Editors: Adam Kellogg, Elena Mafter; Writer: Dana Harris; Design: Nancy Rudd; Production Manager: Paul Currie; Permissions: Renee Oommen

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