Universe is Interested
Caused the Trouble?
Which Side are We?
World a Theatre
Case of Job
And what did it mean? Here was a demonstration,— not simply to the few that
might know of Job's case, nor to all those merely that should read of his
experience, but before the whole universe,—that God's power of love was
sufficient to hold a man in his integrity. Though his possessions, his
children, his all was gone, yet the love that God had to him, and the love
that had sprung up in his heart to God, were sufficient to hold him, so
that he said, "I will not give up my loyalty though I die." [Job
13:15] Job was working out before the universe how much power
there was in the love of God.
times we have experiences that we do not and cannot understand. Why this
affliction? why this loss? why this trouble? Do you not see that Job was
before the Universe as a man that could be trusted to reveal the power
of God's love to hold him firm in his confidence, demonstrating that there
is a power in God's love sufficient to stand against trial?
you ever wonder why it was that such a man as John the Baptist should end
his life is he did. A great prophet, and yet he ended his life shut up
in a prison. His head was cut off and his headless trunk buried by his
disciples, and "they went and told Jesus." What did that mean to Jesus?—It
meant to Him and to all the on-looking universe, There is a man faithful
unto death. "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown
of life." [Revelation
pages of history are covered with examples such as this. The martyrs of
all ages have testified to the power of God's love. And remember that martyrs
may be found in very humble homes. It is not always in the noblest palaces
that the most heroic deeds are done. God and His universe look on and see
these witnesses to His love, see that they are not turned away from their
integrity by the sophistries and machinations of Satan, but are faithful