Job was one of the most prominent men of his time. Job was the earliest book written in the Bible.
No one is sure who the human author was, but we do know assuredly who is the Divine Author. (II Timothy 3:16 and II Peter 1:20-21)
The Apostle Peter tells us that no prophecy was of any one man's idea, but men of old spoke and wrote as the Holy Ghost moved them.
We can receive by biblical authority the store of Job's life.
Because of Job's influence and offerings of the land, he felt he had the same right as kings, who were to leave inscriptions upon stones for those who followed to read (Job 19: 23-24).
Job's intimacy with God gave him spiritual insight into future, glorious happiness, but also personal spiritual blessings.
He said concerning his salvation that he knew he was redeemed. He had a kinsman redeemer and before even he had been taught by the Law and the Prophet, God had revealed to him the way of salvation.
Job looked forward in history and saw Jesus (Ephesians 1:7), the Kinsman redeemer who redeemed us by his blood on Calvary's tree. Peter also agrees that Redemption is by no other than Jesus's blood (I Peter 1:18-19).
Job was also given the assurance that he would one day see Jesus face to face here on this earth. Job saw that Jesus was coming back and that he would meet him personally, not someone else. He saw through the inspiration of scripture that Jesus would be crucified, buried, resurrected and ascend into heaven and one day come back to be with his people (Acts 1:8; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Corinthians 15; 51-58).
Job's personal conviction of knowing that he had ben redeemed shouts at us from the scripture. It is a wonderful thing to know that you are secure in Christ.
Job said, "I know that my Redeemer liveth."
Apostle Paul writes in II Timothy 1:12, "I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed into him against that day.
Apostle John writes in I John 5:13, Believe God's word that if you trust your faith in Jesus, you may know that you have eternal life.
Jude (1:24) closes with the agreement, "Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy."
(Editor's note: Mac Wells is pastor of Eddyville Second Baptist Church. His opinions are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of this newspaper.)