Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house; and a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, when the Sabeans raided them and took them away; indeed they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell … He recognized that man is more than the things he gathers about him.” (Morgan)v. “Others have held it is immoral by any human standards that there should be a game between the Almighty and Satan using as their pawn the soul of Job.
Confident in his accusation against Job, Satan insisted to God that Job would Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie.A. They were taken away when he had most need of them to comfort him under other losses.
Job did not know what to say to God (Job 9:14).
In this respect, he was somewhat like Melchizedek (as in Genesis 14:18-24) who simply appeared on the scene as someone who was a worshipper and a follower of the true God.i.
but all our judgment comes from the Lord, who never errs.
Satan had the power and the desire to afflict Job all along; what he lacked was the allowance from God. Prologue. - Tr. If in all our troubles we look to the Lord, he will support us. Job 1:12. The verdicts of men. On the contrary, he is honoring Job by putting his full confidence in the genuineness of Job’s faith, which Satan has questioned.” (Smick) (Luke 12:15).
As the first ii. We are impressed with Job’s unshaken commitment to God, and his enduring love for God. There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil.
He did not cut or gash or tattoo himself for the dead as was the common practice among those ancient peoples (Leviticus 19:28).In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrongi.
The Lord said, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power — I give thee full power to do with his property, his servants, his children, and his wife, whatsoever thy craft or malice shall prompt thee to do; only upon himself put not forth thy hand — Meddle not with his own person, with his body or soul. Job thought that God was attacking him. First cycle of debate. But Job was not afraid that God might kill him. Job’s troubles seemed to prove that Job was guilty (verse 8).
This wonderful triumph of faith did not come from Job acting alone, but only as Job reacted to these disasters filled with and connected to God. This shows us that Satan was focused on Job made his stand against pride and humbled himself before God.Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking.i. There is a huge difference. Though it is hard and rare, it is not impossible for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. Nor for himself did he suffer.