cause they said that that is hoarding, almost all of my things Now, my life and everything I do is ministry because there’s nothing like teaching others about Jesus. Satan can touch flesh and bone but your spirit belongs to God and only you can defile it and cause God to reject it. (For this Job 3 Summary) Let’s start by reminding ourselves of the message of the book of Job. It’s unlikely that God told Job it was Satan that hurt him, but God may have been rebuking Satan’s statement that Job only obeys God because he is blessed (which we see is false). Some may not, but they still hurt with you. I dont have the life i want or worked towards but I was certainly blessed with 25 breating years of true love and blessings that God reigned down on me. I am so sorry Nance for this grief you must bear, but only God knows the heart 1 Sam 16:7 so we cannot know either way for sure. Thanks for stopping by! God has prepared a great miracle for you. God doesn’t make the innocent suffer, because none of us are innocent…not even one (Rom 3:10-12, 23). I try always to stop looking at what I don’t have and look at what I do have. When the rigid lose all that! Job Summary. When, as rigid Leviathan, you with great enmity: hated your betters! In the interim my business has failed. One Talmudic tradition suggests Moses as author since the land of Uz (1:1) was adjacent to Midian where Moses lived for 40 years, and he could have obtained a record of the story there. My prayers are for you Mrs. Loomis. You keep trying to understand, but you can’t. I am currently trying to find a way to pay for my tuition fees because I would really love to complete school. asked what she wanted to talk about because they have The hakamim , or “wise men”, were a class of philosophers or te achers who believed that To fight Leviathan, your neighbor! It doesn’t sound silly at all. God bless. Woe is me! Please help me to understand!!!!! You might have heard someone say, “They have the patience of Job.”  There is good reason for that saying. Religious-Pride is Leviathan, in 2014, the father of my child walked out on us and never turned back. This verse is a reminder that God cares about you, which means he cares about anything you are concerned with. I just finished reading your article. So the LORD blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the earlier. nothing to talk with her about. Don’t give up. Of his: long ago! Can’t anybody see? to help me get on my feet but everything is getting in the God told Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him” (1:12). We may not know the “why” today but some day we probably will. I have lost all my savings, self esteem and confidence I ever had. Why did Jesus have to suffer for 3 hours of brutality in the hands of men and then 3 hours on the cross in agony when it was nothing that He did. Satan will target those who have grown true and strong for he wants to deny God his harvest; Satan will attack the good crop to spoil it. Days still hurt and bring tears that i cant control with missing my dad. His ways are beyond human comprehension but clearly He does have a purpose in suffering. It is common to view the narrative frame as the original core of the book, enlarged later by the poetic dialogues and discourses, and sections of the book such as the Elihu speeches and the wisdom poem of chapter 28 as late insertions, but recent trends have tended to concentrate on the book's underlying editorial unity. Key personalities of this book include Job, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, Zophar the Naamathite, and Elihu the Buzite. God is light but He also is holy and judges all sin. My heart goes out with you. I am still providing for my kids, i am a healthy being as well as my kids and my beloved family. Leviathan is Religious-Pride! Thus did Job continually.” Other side of the sword! I’m just accepting. They are healing. Job lived 140 years after this and saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. so the story of Job leaves me hollow. To: AE. He may hurt me, but me never: him, One day, Satan (“the Adversary”) appears before God in heaven. Elihu wrote all of Job’s book, I can only sympathise with people who take the story of Job as holy truth in its literal sense. Behold! And then pray that list to him. Jack has written 1102 articles on What Christians Want To Know! The Bible applies to everyone but I am You got sick, but you were also healed. Thank you for sharing this. And when we’re in grief, we understand even less. kind in the book of Job to the Israelites, either to the nation or to their worship, etc. I have had my share of trials and tribulations for the last 3-4 years. By the smallish sword, I cannot answer all these questions since the Bible does not tell us, so I can only guess and I wont’ do that. I was angry that He would put me through the hurt and pain of losing a SECOND baby. 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! As long as God knows, shouldn’t that be all that matters? Crops destroyed. He's pretty much the coolest guy alive and life is good. ms LM: I trully believe in miracles and I want to commend you that even in your hardship you still manage to help your niece in your situation,the lord always hear our prayers and for some of your situation we somehow are alike but i believe in the power of our lord Jesus that even if we loose all we regain glory in his kingdom which is more important than any riches in this world..God bless you and may the lord keep you safe and your family. ”. That’s impossible. He owned 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys. That is God’s prerogative. As over 6 months have gone by since AE’s missive, I hope and pray that his world has become better. I am trying to keep the faith but it has been very difficult. At some point, Satan actually approaches God himself and basically asks God to put Job to the test. what powerful testimony to your strong faith in God. Now we must all learn the same! It will help me a lot. He has had seven operations this Year, I cried out to God “why my husband”? It just seems like the more I pray, the worse things get. Jesus was innocent and yet died for you if you have trusted in Him but if you’ve never repented and trusted in Christ, you will find the hardest time ever (Rev 20:12-15) so first settle your own salvation before criticizing God or the Bible or the Book of Job. Thank you for this article and reminder that I am favoured by my heavenly father even in darkest times. always been of the understanding that God keeps the wid- And when we grieve, our hearts are broken in a million pieces. I’m a practice of a different religion but I always have the utmost respect for all religions. In the early 2000’s I found church again and served faithfully, which brought me closer to God than I’ve ever been. Once this happens the devil can no longer contaminate your thoughts ANY longer. It is a fallen world. Never be ashamed of your tears. Cruelly taking advantage of my nearness, Summary Job Summary Job. I really have enjoyed what I have read. The New Testament refines and clarifies what it is to be a Christian that prevents a misguided and brutal understanding of the principals of God. That is why snares are all around you, why sudden peril terrifies you” (Job 22:5-10). I don’t love God Why was it necessary for God to prove to Satan that Job indeed had unwavering faith in Him? God then blessed Job with twice as much as he had before his trials began. The beast gets up again! Job was angry for a time until God answered him and said who is he to question the Potter as He has every right over the clay vessels that He created. And when there is no one around you, you will be tempted to think that God is not even with you. God promise us if we are faithful and trust him he will bless you and I thank him. I have suffered quite a bit in my life. God is real, he is alive, he is Jehovah, The Lord of Heaven Armies is His name. However, in the last five years I have developed PTSD from my military career so I am very moody and depressed. Its purpose is to illustrate God’s sovereignty and faithfulness during a time of great suffering. I’m sure he already knows it, but if you list it, then you can also praise God when you see him supply each and every one. He is sovereign and nothing happens that is not within His perfect will. But then it said Job saw God, and abhorred himself, and repented, and then everything turned around for him. So if you’re a list person, make your list. Might He also brag about you and your righteousness found in Jesus Christ? Jesus preached repentance and faith (Mark 1:14-15), and said elsewhere, “Unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish” so Jesus is love and forgiving, but only if a person repents and trusts in Him. world has he gone? God gives us His peace and joy is set before us for what is coming in the kingdom. Job’s suffering did not come because he was bad but rather because of his unwavering faithfulness to God. I started a business and it worked for a while it ended up giving me more stress than i have ever endured, but what business doesn’t especially at the beginning, so i endured. Also ask yourself each day what are you thankful to God for. I need payer and support to remain faithful and never doubt God’s love for me and His presence in my life…even in this greatest trial of my life. Israelites categorized Job within their wisdom literature. Tell Me, if you have understanding” (Job 38:2-4). I need all the support I can get. Thank you for your encouragement to Philip and to me. You’ll start to worry that you will not be able to make it without your loved one. But the Christ-in-You: Page-Warrior start! And I asked God why several times today, I’m not a bad father, I’m not a bad person, I was at the height of my life when everything crumbled. I enjoyed reading this story. Since 2014, i have seen my life goes out of control and i try to find reasons to hold on and i struggle. Then, when it’s over, Let them come. For God tells us he is near the broken hearted. I will not go to Find inner strength and comfort through the Word and Worship. I think that the story of Job is a lot like what I am going through. Would you just forget the death of your children simply because more children are born to you subsequently? Job’s children are likely with the Lord after their death and Job had 10 more children after that and was blessed beyond what he had in the beginning. What is He trying to produce in us? What Do We Know about the Book of Job? Thank you “S White.” I know that God never wastes suffering and always uses it for His glory…just look at the cross! With my puny wooden sword, Here we can plainly see Job’s reaction:  he worshiped God, he said that he came into this world with nothing and will return with nothing, the Lord has taken away all he had except his wife – and his wife told him to “curse God and die” – and Job also blessed the name of the Lord. Applied drops at a time on your stony heart! “Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll—are they not in your record?” (Psalm 56:8) They feel helpless and they simply don’t know what to do. As it swoops down on me! The good news is you don’t have to worry about his methods. And Isaiah, after He saw the Lord, said he was a man of unclean lips and dwelled among unclean people. Loretta M. Granger. God allowed Satan to test Job, not God and Satan got together and made a plan against Job. The joy in everything is gone because my father gave my life breath and meaning. I try not to ask the Lord why because I know that he has a plan for me, and I tell myself that the Lord took my babies because he could see in the future that I was going to get sick and wouldn’t be able to care for my babies alone, and that they are probably happier where they are. Good Friday Bible Verses: 20 Quotes To Learn, The Fiery Furnace: Bible Story and Life Application. I can easily and fully identify with AE’s situation. granddaughter (my husband was an only child) because they ’til it hurts ketubim) in the Hebrew Bible, which is the third part of the OT. that’s harsh but it’s also untrue. Now Beast weakens! It is as God once said in Isaiah 45:9, “Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker, to him who is but a potsherd among the potsherds on the ground. The Book of Job belongs to what we call the Wisdom literature of the Old Testament. Holy flexibility, Please don’t worry. Instead, we can depend on what Scripture tells us because it is truth. What if you had married him and then he left and you were left alone and had to divorce. Is full humble now: defeated! My Page and I have succeeded! If you like what you're reading, you can get free daily updates through the RSS feed here. What if you didn’t have the other positive sides? Hello my friend. That following Workmen, Just about everyone has heard of the suffering of Job in the Old Testament. 55:9). God will not allow this (Job 1:12. He suffered and died for us who were ungodly, wicked sinners and enemies of Go d(Rom 5:6-10). In Job chapter 1 the author states that Job was a righteous man and that Satan wanted to test his righteousness to prove that it was because he obeyed only because he was blessed, which wasn’t true. I don’t know. Yet pride in his work: he did hide! But realize in Christ God will not allow you to be suffered. We are more fortunate that we don’t have to be crucified as a means of suffering. Praying for you now Mr. Bostic. I’m no theologian but i gathered that he is writing commentary from the liberal perspective. I lost my son to a drug overdose on July 2,2019.I myself am a Christian.But not completely sure my son ever except Jesus.I understand that I will suffer in living for Christ.But I don’t know how am to handle living,thinking my son could be hell.My prayer is that my son was able to call out to our Lord before his last breath.God says all tears will be wiped away,one day.But I don’t want to think He would allow me to forget my Son!Is there any scripture that I can cling to that is truth?I know God loves our children more then we could ever.I’m not the first to lose a child and not know where they are for sure in death.Living is so different now,without my son and my joy. I f this is keeping us It’s this: When we can’t understand God’s ways, we must trust his wisdom. Job Bible Story, Your pride in all this will be choked by your own reins, God is too busy to care for you. I’m holding on to my faith in the LORD and not letting in satin get a grip on me, but sometimes it is difficult. Satan must have been angry at Job’s response. He loves those beautiful tiny sparrows. In all of this, “Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong!”   He blessed God’s name, he worshiped God, and he did not sin. Today I remember walking out of the court room with the biggest pain and a confusion beyond my understanding. Intercessory prayer is very important as well. I have read the New Testament completely several times. I don’t know anything writing poems but I wrote it as Don’t be afraid of it. There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”   Can you imagine the God of the Universe bragging on Job from heaven? Thank you for letting me share my story… He mentioned about writing a commentary on Job. And I am less than little! What is he trying to tell me? (vs 5) The very next verse entails Satan getting before God to tempt Job. Then Beast wakes up amazed, No one is here I have My prayer for you is that you can inherit this eternal joy where there will be no more sorrow, no more pain, no more suffering, and no more death. way. Nothing can be greater then this. God will never leave us. Hello Mariefel. I’ve never God made that heart of yours that is now shattered. It contains 42 chapters I am praying for everyone on the email list who is going through a challenging time. Nelson’s comments say that the true identity of who wrote Job has remained throughout time: a mystery. Of course these questions can’t be answered (surprise!!!) Throughout all of this I have been trying to maintain a good relationship with God and trying to understand, the “Why” and “What”. Remember God is on your side, keep trusting and keep believing. Kills Leviathan! I may not follow the teachings and religion of christianity but the faith in the story of job and the love of God and jesus never fails to leave my heart filled. THE BOOK OF JOB. And God IS trustworthy. Amen. I love reading the book of job…I feel a connection, I lost my son to a pedestrian accident almost 3 years ago at 1:21 am the verse job 1:21 has meaning to me because the lord gave me my son 26 years ago and the lord took him back , I do NOT blame god I believe he knows when we will die, how long we have on this earth and he has a plan and I know he has a plan for me…Mr Wellman your insight and quotes of scripture have really helped me…God bless you and keep up your mentoring ways ….my son 4ever24…. Book of Job is first of the poetic books of the Old Testament. You’ll be given, to do the large work that remains! I Job knows that this is not the reason and tries to justify himself against their accusations. And after a year, on the day I had waited on for A YEAR I still suffered inequality and injustice. The book of Job, one of the wisdom books of the Bible, deals with two issues crucial to every person: the problem of suffering and the sovereignty of God. I truly enjoy reading his testimony we all are going through something other worse than other must remain and believe. One thing that is important is that Satan could not lay a finger on Job, nor can he us. Not long ago, he was a bad Leviathan! Thankyou very much. Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Advertise. I am very thankful for my Blessing of a beautiful and supportive family and try not to take anything I have for granted. 3. ?” God fittingly declares that humans do not know everything. I approach on God’s dare! I agree with Philip too Bronnie. He is “blameless” and “upright,” always careful to avoid doing evil (1:1). I want the double blessing for me and my family. There is nothing absolutely nothing that God cannot work out. God will give you a willow-wimpy sword, As God tells Isaiah, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah. The mother of my children decided to leave the house with my 7 year old son and 1 year old daughter a year ago. In GODS name JIm Bostic. It is clear that Satan does not need to target those who have not grown true, for they are lost anyway. That is faith. Elihu explains to Job that God communicates with humans by two ways—visions and physical pain. You gave no water to the weary and you withheld food from the hungry, though you were a powerful man, owning land– an honored man, living on it. Being still, you will be able to remind yourself that although things seem chaotic, God is still God. After reading this it was a good reminder that FAITH in GOD is one thing I cannot lose, And that his grace is sufficient. I’m not sure why. God, in His sovereignty, chooses not to tell us everything. My mother borrowed me her and in October I was ran over by a bus, and now that option too s gone. He is an example of faithfulness as he loses everything important to him yet remains faithful to God. My dad was and is my strength for all that i did especially for enduring all of this and now that God had crushed my world by taking him away I have totally lost my mind and it feels like a dark world filled with emptiness in all i do , say or have to live with. The Lord Is Good and He said He will never leave me nor forsake me. my heart It is better to find out this man’s nature now than after the wedding bells ring. I saw death happen around me daily but never did I ever believe it could be my dad one day. My dau- Job, If you were to fit it chronologically, it should be place in the early chapters of Genesis. I am sure it will help many…. My wooden sword damages it not, Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. Job (pronounced "jobe"), was a rich farmer living in the land of Uz, somewhere northeast of Palestine. You will feel all alone as you grieve. Or with Phil. They offered him sympathy and comfort concerning all the adversity the LORD had brought on him. The book of Job opens in verse one by telling us that Job was a blameless, upright man who feared God and turned away from evil. He’s left alone!I’m Furthermore “what” is God trying to bring out of us – that justifies suffering? Sometimes He wants those who suffer to be more dependent upon Him. The Angels in heaven has called my husband’s name on February 4,2019. God is faithful, he will never live you nor forsake you. J Loomis, Glory to God. The book of Job is Narrative History. Lots of prayers and declarations went up, but Tuesday June 19 my worst fears confirmed…BUT….I was reminded that my awesome God doesn’t need our permission to perform His perfect will and purpose. I was very Blessed that God helped me to identify the disease before it spread and also that the treatments worked. The story of job is very personal for me, I lost my son 2 years ago due to a pedestrian accident, my sons time of death was right around 1:21 am, like job 121 the lord hath giveth and the lord taketh away. When they see a Christian suffer, they unfairly assume that there must be sin in that believer’s life. Job decides to talk directly to God. The book of Job gives a good prologue that informs the reader of Job's faithfulness to God in the midst of affliction, and God's pleasure in Job for his faith and trust. Just like Job, you find yourself in situations you can’t explain. The purpose of the Book of Job is to rightly understand life's testings so that we will faithfully serve and trust God during difficult times and also to prove that even righteous men can suffer. my memories Do I sound silly to you for thinking this way? It has now been over three years since I have brought home a paycheck to help support my wife and three kids, I feel like such a heel. done, I have an 80 year old uncle to help drive me but he can’t You liquidated your assets but had money to help the financial distress you went through. I have always been a giving person and believer but have more often than not given in to the direction of others without ill will or bad intentions for my well being. My Page was, of beast, set free! Job begins to question God Himself and this is when God answers Job out of the whirlwind (tornado? Your unhealthy but your wife, and children are healthy. You don’t understand how you will make it without your loved one. Job 1:2-3 describes his wealth as “He had seven sons and three daughters, and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He also had seven sons and three daughters. After all, you prayed that your loved one would live. So when you are tempted to think God doesn’t care, just remember, he values every single tear. I’ll soon be history! Resist Evil to the end without question and God will receive you for it. parents are gone, I only have one sibling who lives out of state, The deceased one was named Joe so wanted a name almost like Joe. Who took your blows nobly, Really. Hello Mr. Wellman and to all. available one morning a week to help me get done what I need Page 1 Page 2 Without provocation, another friend, Elihu, suddenly enters the conversation. It is all gone Truly within us dwells no good thing. I don’t want to. Is there sin in all suffering? I’m hurt and wish it wasn’t so. My heart goes out to you Sir. It was something I wanted to look into and then I found this article. Look at the patient he had and how God blessed him in the end. Being overwhelmed is one of them. Also notice that God spoke to Job out of the “whirlwind” which is the terminology for a tornado or great and destructive windstorm. This is such a powerful testimony my friend. Story of Job, And you sent widows away empty-handed and broke the strength of the fatherless. And trying not to cry delays the grieving process. Why did Jesus have to suffer and die for us who didn’t deserve it? Summary, Jack Wellman is a father and grandfather and a Christian author and pastor of Heritage Evangelical Free Church in Udall, KS & also a Prison Minister. Thank you for taking your time to explain this book. However no matter how much i wanted to fight and remain angry with him , looking at my blessings and having such a wonderful father as mine even for the short time I had will always outweigh all of my sadness and pain. Andrew4ever24!!! I was graced with opportunity however it is one that brings challenges you have to hurdle through that knocks you down emotionally with no guidance and eats at your faith alot of the time. Multitudes of livestock were slaughtered. You do not know? The Leviathan, his Page, A summary of Job, chapter by chapter, from @biblesummary. It is then that God can remind you of his faithfulness. For the next 6 months I would go through my treatments. Read Romans chapter 8 and John chapter 10. My life is shattered as I have lost my dad in the past 10months with his passing on. In That Day it’s, for the last 6 years I have been suffering great and sometimes unbearable pain from a motorcycle crash. 4. What is God up to? And when I read his story I feel truly scared where God is concerned. From the Warrior-Prophet, not a Page, whose name is Elihu! The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD. Oh, we fight for days on end! We have finite minds but His mind is infinite. 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