Man Dies — Shall He Live Again?

Yet through the scent of water it will...

Job 14:1-15

Sometimes life seems so short, pointless, and hopeless. Other times, it seems full, thriving, and bright.

Eventually, all life ends.

Is there hope for life after that?


Because the Redeemer lives, “in my flesh shall I see God” (Job 19:26).

Jesus said, “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice” (John 5:28).

But that’s then. What about now?

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not” (Jeremiah 33:3).

Job declared, “For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant” (Job 14:7-9).

After that lead in, though, Job asks, “But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?” (Job 14:10). When adversity overwhelms you and hopelessness shrivels you, are you finished?

“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper” (Psalm 1:3).

I have noticed people who prove this. Though cut down, they have gone on to flourish and be fruitful. Out of despair they have blossomed forth into hope. How do such miracles of renewal come to be?!

Read the rest: Renewal from Water

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Above all, love God!
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