Woe to Me!

Yet these things you hid in your heart; I know that this was your purpose. If I sin, you watch me and do not acquit me of my iniquity. If I am guilty, woe to me! If I am in the right, I cannot lift up my head, for I am filled with disgrace and look on my affliction. And were my head lifted up, you would hunt me like a lion and again work wonders against me. You renew your witnesses against me and increase your vexation toward me; you bring fresh troops against me.
Job 10:13-17
Woe to Me!
Job once again fluctuates between fear, love, and trust in God, to blaming and accusing God.  His emotional state is shattered.  He has lost all material wealth and even worse his children have all died.  We can certainly understand Job’s wild mood swings, though we don’t justify them in anyway, we simply can empathize.  Job is right in one since, “If I am guilty, woe to me!”  There is surly misery ahead for the unrepentant sinner.  The guilty, those who have sinned against God, will certainly have their sins judged and punished.  But we too are guilty of our sins, yet we do not fear that God is looking to hunt us like a lion.  It is because we know that our sins have been judged and punished, it’s just that we did not have to suffer the punishment.  It was taken by our Savior, Jesus Christ.  He stood in our place and cried out even more so than Job, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesus suffered death for the guilty so that we, the guilty, might experience life.  
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