The forgotten lesson of Job:
5When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would send and have them purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.
4When your children sinned against Him, He gave them over to the penalty of their sin.
Common statement (in my own life): I’m saved so that means that I can save anybody I want to.
God reminds us that we can’t change others. What others do are none of our business and we try to make it our business when what they do affects us. But God reminds us that we can’t even save our own children by our own merit so how can we save ourselves by what we do? We can’t. We are powerless creatures with delusions of grandeur. We create our own image of God without considering that God is already there with His own image and that we are His creation. Not the other way around. So He reminds us that Christians are not saved because they did something, they are saved because He did something. We didn’t pick God. We chose to accept God for who He is and for what He did for us. That relationship goes beyond death and beyond loss.