Pain and Suffering
Start with JOB – bible project1
Bible Project Job – part 1 (YouTube)
Wait a minute!!!!
How to process???
What do we know of a God?
God creates perfection
Evil is not a thing or a substance; it is a privation or lack in things (blindness is lack of sight, pain is lack of health, hate or murder is lack of love. https://bible.org/article/why-there-suffering
God gave us freewill but was used for disobedience….
ILLUS – God created gravity – misuse of gravity is lethal.
What else do we know of God?
Genesis 3 – promise of rescue provision in Jesus
32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Ecclesiastes – vapor
Pin on long 50 ft string (1/10,000 )
Do we REALLY WANT ABSOLUTE JUSTICE in everything?
Cause and effect expectation?
Or just cherry-picked to individual tastes….
God runs world according to wisdom rather than micromanaged just compensation
Job/ you run the world – shake the humans off rug of earth…
What Job can see – immediate
What Job can’t see – reprocussion
Question of WISDOM!
Bible project – JOB PART 2
Limited perspective –
Like when you are bad sick – it’s hard to do a lot of future planning. Our focus is narrowed and clouded by trouble.
Comprehending the fact of God’s higher wisdom is what’s needed for a better perspective.
Is 43 :1-2 But now, this is what the Lord says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
Romans 8: 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
A TRULY WISE PERSPECTIVE: 2 Corinthians 4
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Illustration of Ashlyn Blocker (girl who can’t feel pain )
…“ (When Ashlyn was 3 months old, the Blockers moved from Northern Virginia to Patterson, Ga., where Tara has family. At 6 months, Ashlyn’s left eye was swollen and bloodshot. The doctor suspected pink eye, but Ashlyn didn’t respond to the treatment, so they went to an ophthalmologist, who found a massive corneal abrasion. “And Ashlyn is just sitting there, happy as can be,” Tara recalled. The ophthalmologist assumed she had no corneal sensation in her eyes, and referred them to the Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. It took a while to get an appointment, and before they made it to Jacksonville, Ashlyn rubbed big red splotches on her nose and almost chewed off part of her tongue with her emerging teeth.
At the clinic, they drew Ashlyn’s blood and took scans of her brain and her spine, but the tests were inconclusive. Over the next 18 months, there were more tests. A nerve biopsy from the back of her leg left stitches that ripped when she was running. When the doctor finally gave his diagnosis, Tara was afraid she would forget the words, so she asked him to write them down. The doctor took out a business card and wrote on the back: “Congenital insensitivity to pain.”
“The doctor told us we were the only ones out there,” Tara said. “That it was so rare. He said to keep an eye on her and that they didn’t know much about it and couldn’t really be of any help. It was kinda like, ‘Good luck!’ ”) …