SAY WHAT? (What is the passage saying?)
- Job references the brevity of life in verses 1-2. Life is fleeting and fades away almost as quickly as it came.
- Job continues to ask God what He must do in order to be freed from the pain of his situation.
- There is a depressing tone to Job's understanding of what happens after death.
- But Job seems long for death and hopes for a life after the next one.
- Life is fleeting and fades away quickly in everyone's life.
- Going to God with our painful situations is the perfect place. We often carry our troubles with us, but God welcomes them.
- Despite Job's thinking, we know that there is a life after this one. Whatever pain and trouble we might experience will be met with a perfect place in the life after our own death.
NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)
- Since life is so fleeting, we should experience each day as if it were a gift. In addition, we ought to pursue the things God wants for our lives today.
- If you're facing a challenge in life, take the time to take your situation to God.
- What do you believe about what happens after this one? God's desire is that everybody spend eternity with Him. Doing that is simple: a person place's their faith in Jesus and believes that He forgives us of all our sins and gives us the hope of a new and eternal life.