Dear beloved radio family,
Our last broadcast of September focused on Job 13:15 where Job declared, even in the midst of unspeakable pain and suffering, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him” (King James Version). What an amazing statement of faith! In 2 Timothy 1:12 the Apostle Paul matches Job’s declaration with words which may remind you of a particularly encouraging hymn. Paul says, “I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day” (KJV).
No one can make such statements without knowing who their God truly is. The Scriptures are full of the nature of God – beautifully displayed, tested and proven in incident after incident over thousands of years for us to lean our full weight upon. Long before the enemy began to have his way with Job, Job knew his God to be faithful. Job also knew something of his own fallible nature and, as things got worse, his lack of full knowledge since he could not comprehend what was happening to him or why it was happening.
Unfortunately, his “friends” seemed to have an inflated estimate of their own wisdom and under-standing. In Dr. Fuller’s first message this month he asks: “Do you believe God’s Word or men’s reasoning?” And then he’ll spend four weeks expounding on Job 19:25-26. Let me give you that passage from the Amplified Version: “For I know that my Redeemer and Vindicator lives, and at the last He will take His stand upon the earth…. Even after my [mortal] skin is destroyed [by death] yet from my [immortal] flesh I will see God.”
Well, there is plenty we do not understand swirling around us in these very perplexing days, but we can have total assurance in the truths Job and Paul expressed. So let us press on to know the Lord. He died to become our hope, our peace and our rest. How great He is! The OFRH men’s quartet blesses us with 16 encouraging numbers on this month’s featured CD entitled “How Great Thou Art.” It can be yours for just $16.50 which includes shipping. If you live in California, the price is $18.00 due to tax.
I especially want to thank you, our dear supporters, for how your kind and generous gifts have sustained OFRH throughout the entire summer. Please rejoice with us!
Believing God’s Word,
Michael Khanchalian, D.D.S.