Jan 7 (Daily reading: Job 14-16) Part One (Part Two will come tomorrow). Job’s life was full of good things. Then it was all taken away. In Job’s own words: “I was at ease, but He has shattered me; He also has taken me by the neck, and shaken me to pieces” (16:12, NKJV). He could only plead: “Surely even now my witness is in heaven, and my evidence is on high” (16:19). Job from the depth of his misery was forced to ask certain life questions. “What strength do I have, that I should hope? And what is my end, that I should prolong my life?” (6:11). “How can a man be righteous before God?” (9:2). “If a man dies, shall he live again?” (14:14). These last two are the ultimate questions that lead to salvation. The second depends on the first: when a person discovers how to be righteous (in Christ), they will say with confidence, “Yes! I will live again!” Jesus promised us, “Because I live, you will live also” (Jn. 14:19).