Many people consider Job to be the most troubling book in the Bible. No other book confronts the reader with God’s sovereign priorities as bluntly as Job does. There’s no explaining away what it says. That’s painful to deal with but stick with it and the rewards are great. A deep study of Job can produce profound growth.
Wisdom and counsel can be found in Jeremiah’s letter to the exiles in Babylon. His instructions for them ring true for us today, as we take up our callings to the Kingdom and glory of God, to live as witnesses to Christ and ambassadors of His Kingdom.
The Law of God serves as the rule book of the soul, the repository of values and default choices to which the conscience appeals in bringing mind and heart together for action in love.
The mind receives and processes information, while the heart stores and deploys affections. In the soul, these overlap and interact, but they require the conscience to help them process ideas and feelings into actions.