The Patience of Job (James 5:7-12)

Thank you for downloading our Podcast published on April 22nd, 2007. James tells us that the Lord is compassionate and merciful in 5:11. We do not take issue with this statement as we affirm compassion and mercy being true about God. However, in this particular context of suffering, it sounds strange that the Lord is compassionate and merciful. It seems out of the ordinary that James uses Job, a saint who suffered immensely, as proof for this compassion. So how is the Lord compassionate and merciful in the midst of the suffering? Or to say it another way, how can the Lord be compassionate and merciful as He allows us to suffer? Please stay tuned as we hear, the Patience of Job.