I know… therefore I will see
November 5, 2010 § Leave a comment
When the going gets tough, the not-so-tough gain their toughness through knowing and seeing. In Job 19:23-27, knowing leads to seeing. Job says, “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth” (19:25). Job’s knowledge is knowledge in faith despite evidence to the contrary in his desperate situation. But it is also knowledge in faith that points to a seeing in faith. Because he knows that God is alive and in control, he can also proclaim that “I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes” (19:26-27). It is the realness of God’s presence – of knowing for sure that He lives in a way that it is as if I can see Him with my own eyes – that gives strength and brings toughness in difficult circumstances.