Watch our Introduction video on the book of Job, which outlines the book's main theme and how it is fulfilled in Jesus.
Why does God allow us to suffer? Why do bad things happen to good people? What is the relationship between God, suffering, and sin? These are some of the most difficult questions raised about and against Christianity.
The book of Job takes them head-on but may not give us the answers we want. The majority of Job shows us so many of the wrong ways to explain why we suffer and what God's role is in it. The main answer Job does provide is that, in suffering, God is doing something beyond what our minds and logic can grasp. While we cannot get all the answers we want to why we suffer, Job tells us that God is worth trusting through it.
Ultimately, Job points us to Jesus. Job's friends tried to blame Job for suffering, while Job eventually ends up blaming God. Neither solutions are correct. Nevertheless, even though we are to blame for much of the suffering we and others experience because of our sin, Jesus takes the blame for it on the cross. Jesus suffered, taking the pain and blame our sins deserved, to show us that God is truly doing something through suffering that we cannot comprehend. He saved the world by suffering on the cross.
Credits (in order of appearance):
Orphan Boy: Asher Partee
Grieving Mother: Deonna Marie Cattledge
Job's Wife/Woman with Cancer: Kim Martin
Eliphez (Friend #1/Angelic Counsel): Bill Brewer
Bildad (Friend #2/Angelic Counsel): Pat Hobbs
Zophar (Friend #3/Angelic Counsel): Mark McKee
The Accuser: Kyle Jones
Jesus: Danny Varghese
Job: Dave Tam
Special thanks to Oklahoma Christian University for allowing us to use their facilities for this production.
About Spoken Gospel:
Spoken Gospel is a non-profit digital media ministry committed to fostering transformative Bible engagement by producing creative videos that help people see and savor the good news of Jesus on every page of the Bible. We are wanting to make introduction videos for every book of the Bible using spoken word poetry to tell the story.
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