Enter the New Testament
Job mused, sufferings were his catalyst:
how can a mortal be righteous before God? ... I could only plead with my Judge for mercy ... My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy ... I still dread all my sufferings ... He is not a man like me that I might answer Him, that we might confront each other in court. If only there were someone to arbitrate between us, to lay his hand upon us both, someone to remove God's rod from me, so that His terror would frighten me no more, then I would speak up with no fear of Him, but as it now stands with me - I cannot. (excerpts from Job 9)
ENTER THE NEW TESTAMENT...
Christ died for the ungodly ... those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and the gift of righteousness in life through one man, Jesus the Christ. (excerpts from Romans 5)
Jesus always knew I qualified.
Today's Soul Snippet:
'A minister is merchant of invaluable tools.' ~ Abraham Wright