Archive for May 11, 2011

Job’s Suffering

Have been reading and thinking about Job’s life story recently.

Pastor Kong has written a good blog post about him here: http://www.konghee.com/www/2009/11/when-bad-things-happen-to-good-people/

However, the post below maybe a different from Pastor Kong’s.

Job was blameless and a man of integrity. Yet, despite all his righteous deeds, he suffered a lot.
Satan wanted to prove to God that Job’s righteousness was conditional. If he did not receive any blessing, he would curse God, Satan claimed.
God then allowed Satan to mess up with Job’s life.

Four friends came to Job to comfort him. Initially they did a good job: by staying silent. Later on, three of them did miserable job: accusing Job of having hidden sin.
Again and again, Job claimed to have been living a righteous life and he did not deserve such a harsh punishment.
In fact, actually he challenged God to show him his sins.
Elihu, the fourth friend, then rebuked Job for his own self claimed righteousness.

True enough, God Himself showed up and answered Job’s challenge.
Interestingly, God only showed Him the wonders of His creation.
God never told Job why he had suffered. God could have told him Satan’s accusation, but He did not do that.
In effect, God was saying to Job, “Are you any wiser than Me? Do you really understand everything about life?”

In the end, Job repented.
He admitted he learnt something in his suffering. He then prayed for his friends.
Then, God restored him.

Similarly, assuming we try our very best not to sin, we may never know why we suffer in life.
We can’t say for sure that Satan has accused us this and that.
There is one thing we can do: keep trusting God in His wisdom.

Everything is under the control of His sovereignty.
Just trust Him.

(btw, this is about suffering which happens to Christians. For suffering which happens to all people, Christians and non-Christians alike, see here: https://infinitereviver.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/death-and-suffering-what-does-god-allow-them/)

Posted May 11, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Thought

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Facebook Status of the Day

‎”It is better to go to the house of mourning, 
than to go to the house of feasting: 
for that is the end of all men.”
-King Solomon-

Posted May 11, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Facebook Stuff

Facebook Status and Games

Have been posting up status on Facebook.
Again, for recording purpose, I will write it here again:

‎”What does that make me? Am I a friend? Am I a foe? What is my purpose? My intention? Where do I go? Where can I go? I’m well aware that my entire life has been one giant lie… This world is really nothing but lies.” Kisame Hoshigaki (Naruto)

One of my colleagues agrees with a part of that statement.

I have said to corruption, Thou art my father;
to the worm, Thou art my mother and my sister.
-Job-

“The dragons’ flame sealed my fate… 
The world of the living can no longer comfort me… 
Place the crown upon my head… 
Forevermore, I will be the Jailer of the Damned.”
-Highlord Bolvar Fordragon (Warcraft)-

I just discovered something which makes FB games much more enticing.
The more I play some particular games, the more points I get to make my player much stronger.
This is dangerous. I need to exercise self control.

Discipline. Yes, stay discipline.

Posted May 11, 2011 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Facebook Stuff