[Original article in German]

Finding Good

JOB'S struggle and his conviction of spiritual man's uprightness clearly illustrate the struggle of the human heart for some explanation of the bitter experiences of sin, disease, and death through which mortals seem to pass. If opposition appears to follow our honest endeavor and to hinder our steps, if sickness and distress appear to hold us in fetters, we are prone to attribute our troubles to God.

We all know the record of Job's sorrow, of his outbursts of bitterness before he recognized his material way of thinking, which "darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge." From the time of this recognition he dwelt in thought upon the perfection of God and upon the eternal facts of existence. Then he was able to make the peaceful and joyous confession, "I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee."

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