Job 7:1 Where Is That Confidence Today?

Job 7:1 (KJV)
Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

The train of thought presented in this verse continues to verse seven. Job understood he had an appointed time on earth. 

He would not die until God appointed it
There was no reason to fear for his life. Even in the depths of the trial he faced, his life on earth was secure until God was ready for him to go. And, because he was confident in his relationship with God, that would be a win. 

He would die when it was his appointed time
There is no way to cheat death. Therefore, a person needs to prepare for it. People today are terrified because they are not prepared or else, they do not appreciate their future. Paul wrote, 

2 Corinthians 5:8 (KJV) 
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 

Where, I ask, is that confidence, that willingness today?

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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