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That All Men May Know His Work

“He seals up the hand of every man; that all men may know His work.”
Job 37:7 (NKJV)

While on a recent international fact-finding mission (OK…actually just a trip to Toronto for a family wedding), Marion and I visited the Royal Ontario Museum. Imagine the Sydney Opera House crash landing on the Smithsonian and you’ve pretty much got the setting. (Canadians do have a sense of humor.)

Royal Ontario Museum Entrance

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario (Photo credit: Elli Davis)

We walked up from the subway having no idea what we were going to see. The cashier asked if we wanted tickets to the Mesopotamia exhibit (featuring artifacts on loan from the British Museum), so we were treated to a couple of hours of a really, really good history lesson.


Mesopotamia Exhibit

While we were buying our tickets, the cashier at the counter position next to us (his name was Rex) made some impious statement to a visiting couple about how glad he was that his parents hadn’t imposed any religious beliefs on him.  (Rex apparently hasn’t thought much about atheism as a religion.) I mention Rex’s sound bite because it followed me around the museum for quite a while; a sad reminder of how people can bristle right past the evidence.

The Mesopotamia exhibit was spectacular. This is the kind of stuff that was printed in my junior high history text, but went right over my head due to my lack of effort and interest. It turns out I missed a lot. Come to think of it, maybe I shouldn’t be so hard on atheists. Continue reading

Book of Job

The Old Testament book of Job is a story about faithfulness through longsuffering, perseverance, and ultimately the love of God.  Right?  Right.  But what else might we glean from the text?

You might be surprised to learn that Job is arguably the most ancient book in the Bible—predating Genesis by as much as 400 years.  It also contains more information about the creation of the universe than most of us realize.  What might it tell us of ethics, purpose, right doctrine, obedience, redemption, and even Heaven?  Why does God ask all those specific questions?

If you’re interested in digging deeper, check out the book below.


Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job

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