What a remarkable picture of God Job had! He speaks of the cosmos. The first post was about questions of morality and why bad things happen to good people and in this post God shows up to give his response.
When he rises up, even the strongest are frightened; they are helpless with fear. Who stretched the measuring line over it? He gives rain to the earth And sends waters upon the fields.
I swear that every word is true. God does not need protecting. No one in all the world can do it. How can they support him when they have already made up their mind about him? We can find peace in God. But pagan thought also did and does that: The Lord gave, and now he has taken away.
He continues, now remembering the God whom he had known as his friend: But this is where faith comes into play. Satan uses our pain to convince us that God does not care about us.
Is this an opportunity for Moses to rid himself of these rebellious people and start up a proud country of his own children? We frequently do turn away from God and need to be recalled to him. When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face was precious to them. Job is quite a long book, and can be quite overwhelming, and difficult to understand.
Can anyone understand the layers of clouds, The thundering from his tent? God is unseen, and his ways are inscrutable and beyond human understanding. Thus says the Lord: This statement was confusing to the disciples because, if it is difficult for a rich man to be saved who, in their minds, was obviously blessed by God as evidenced by his richesthen who can?
The inspiration of the friends becomes evident as the first, Eliphaz, speaks: I know that He will not be offended.
Nothing I say to you is false; you see before you a truly wise man. Yet there are times when we cannot make things right, at least not right away.
Instead of the other bookend we have the end of the book, with the verbal self-presencing of God who makes himself, and the distinction between himself and all things, known by heaving all things into the crushing awareness, and the implicated self-awareness, of his beloved servant, the righteous, fuddled Job who says the true thing about God.
Jesus not only carries all of your pain, but also has the power to heal you. Those who are sick lose their appetites, and even the finest food looks revolting. Are you as strong as I am? It is also not apocalyptic in the sense of revealing something eschatological.
I mean to be completely blunt, the human race is a pretty arrogant, big-headed bunch. Happy are you when people hate you, reject you, insult you, and say that you are evil, all because of the Son of Man!
What you want will be done for you. Should we accept only what is good from the true God and not accept also what is bad?In the book of Job, the character is described as a righteous man, indeed the most righteous man to be found on the earth, but one whom Satan claims is righteous only to receive blessings from the hand of God.
kind in the book of Job to the Israelites, either to the nation or to their worship, etc. There are no references to the Law of Moses, the tabernacle, the priesthood, the judges or kings, etc. On the contrary, God speaks directly to Job, just as He does in the patriarchal age with Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and other heads of.
The Book of Job, named after its protagonist (apparently not an Israelite; cf.
Ez20), is an exquisite dramatic treatment of the problem of the suffering of the innocent. The contents of the book, together with its artistic structure and elegant style, place it among the literary masterpieces of all time.
Job is brought face to face with the wisdom and power of God, manifested in the unfathomable mysteries of nature (a whirlwind) Job has learned the great lesson that childlike humility is the only state of soul in which we can meet the mystery of suffering.
The Book of Job in the Hebrew bible was crafted to address human suffering and why bad things happen to good people. In it, Satan is a member of God’s divine court who walks the earth looking for sin and reports back to God. Instead of asking where God is in the midst of your pain, the book of Job affirms God’s control and asks us, “Where are we in our pain?
Are we trusting our Creator.Download