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Throughout the book of Job – we read about the pain of life in this fallen world.
Death, illness, broken marriages, broken friendships, disabled children, hunger, natural disasters, pain.
This is the legacy of sin in our world and in our lives.
At times it seems hopeless.
At times it seems this is the final word.
But here is the great truth – suffering does not have the final word.
Jesus has the final word.
The end of Job points to Jesus who will destroy sin and suffering forever.
Job never received a direct answer to why he suffered. As far as we know Job never even found out the conversation between God and Satan.
But he didn’t need to.
Job finally learned the point.
The great question is not why am I suffering but who can end the suffering?
Jesus is the One – the only One who can end the suffering. And He already has won the victory and the day of the end of sin and suffering is certain.
Many don’t like the end of Job.
But rightly understood, it is a picture perfect ending. A picture of the complete and final victory of Jesus over sin and suffering.
What is the point of the end of Job? 1 Corinthians 15:54–58 says it so well:
When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin,…