Indeed, the homeland of Job is said to be Uz, apparently located near Edom compare Lam. He could not see what the reader sees in chapters 1 and 2. I have only a wooden sword! A fourth man, Elihu, tells Job he needs to humble himself and submit to God's use of trials to purify his life. When God mentioned the word hedge in Isaiah 5:5-6 this was about his protection being over the entire nation but he removed his protection and they began to have problems. In the eyes of God this is why Satan was there to contend for this man. In this book, we can see the evidence of Satan working to destroy man.
His conduct has been as good as that of his accusers. Verses 9-11: Satan asserted that true believers are only faithful as long as they prosper. God will not allow this Job 1:12. It should therefore be regarded as a unique piece of didactic poetry based on historical events. I lost my grandmother and my father a couple of months apart. In dust and ashes, Lord! This section identifies the main persons and sets the stage for the drama to follow.
What was the worst news of all that one of the messengers brought? The Sabeans were Arabs in the ancient times supposedly. These were words that Satan had not wanted to hear. The poetic discourse of Job and his friends is unique in its own right. Satan does not operate as a free agent but is always under the sovereign and deciding hand of God chapters 1 and 2. With my puny wooden sword, I walk into the danger zone of teeth and head, To the heart now on the tongue, I gently touch with sword, and out come drops of red. Why do you think that God brings up Job? After the crash things got worse and for whatever reasons I could not keep a job, which brought me closer yet to the Lord.
God gave him Job to test. Read Romans chapter 8 and John chapter 10. A God who makes the faithful suffer in order to make Satan happy is certainly not the God that Jesus preached. So Job does some things that I find very interesting. Job, righteous but calamities Eliphaz: Job you fear not God Job: defense summary Satan permitted to test Job Miserable comfort; cry to God They mock me; You do not answer Why not death at birth? Satan had just come from walking the earth and he came across Job. I tell you very frankly, the Book of Job scares me greatly. The book of Job has been widely given the theme of patience and we see this mentioned in the New Testament book of James.
Job's friends were no encouragement at all. Let us take up our cross, not seeking just to be empty vessels, but to die, so we no longer live but Christ lives in us. This deals with the question of why do good people suffer? May God bless you today and always. Up in the heavens, God brags to the divine assembly about Job. What is He trying to produce in us? Until then, we can not fully grasp the purpose of God but we know that He will not allow us to suffer into eternity. A second and related theme concerns proving the character of God to men.
Isaac is a type of Jesus Christ. . A key to understanding the first theme of the book is to notice the debate between God and Satan in heaven and how it connects with the 3 cycles of earthly debates between Job and his friends. Job realized that everything he had, including his children, were gifts from God. It literally means to give a child an education. What was the purpose of Satan going through the earth? We read many times in the Bible of the blessings God bestows on righteous men.
Although it is not yet complete the final volume will cover chapters 38-41 and include extensive indexes , this is the best commentary available on the book. According to biblical scholars, the Book of Job is the oldest book in the Bible. Almost every story found in Genesis, are real events that happened to real people but these all point us to something that Jesus Christ needed to fulfill. This is what Hebrews is talking about. We learn from reading 1 Peter 5:8 that Satan is not able to devour everyone if he is seeking ways to do this.
Runners Up: There are a number of other helpful commentaries on the book of Job. Do you know that the speed of light is a constant? The first verse informs us where Job lived and what his nature and character was in the eyes of God. Finally, Job questions God Himself and learns valuable lessons about the sovereignty of God and his need to totally trust in the Lord. Here is what we need to know about the majority of the Old Testament stories that God has given to us to learn from. How many sheep did he have? It would appear that if Job got curses instead of blessings, then he made the wrong choices to cause them to occur. To this speech, Eliphaz replies that righteous people do not suffer; only the wicked are tormented in this fashion.