In part of our passage for today, Job 13:13-1,9 Job basically declares his faith in God:
“Keep silent and let me speak; then let come to me what may. Why do I put myself in jeopardy and take my life in my hands? Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face. Indeed, this will turnout for my deliverance, for no godless man would dare come before him! Listen carefully to my words;let your ears take in what I say. Now that I have prepared my case, I know I will be vindicated. Can anyone bring charges against me? If so, I will be silent and die.”
He knows that even if God strikes him dead, in the end, he will be vindicated. He has faith that this will all work out for his good, like Romans 8 says. This kind of faith is willing to say, “Bring it on…I’m ready. God is on my side!”
Christians in other parts of the world have had to stand up to intense persecution for their faith. Will that day come in America, sooner rather than later? Will I be prepared? Will you?