Scripture from the 1984/1987 NIV.
I began my walk with the Lord sometime in 1980 after 2 family members died less than a year apart. Sometime before 1983 our church read through the Bible together. That’s probably when I first met Job. I know Job’s story has been my traveling companion for a long time so I do not know when I decided that by “seeing the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living,” Psalm 27:13, David may have meant the 2nd coming of Christ. Imagine my surprise when I run into Job saying precisely that in this current re-reading!
In chapter 19:25-27 Job says, “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes – I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!” This last echoes Peter’s admonition and encouragement, “…look forward to the day of God and speed its coming…” 2 Peter 3:12 emphasis mine.