Job Part Three – Conversations
July 26, 2020
Job 1:1 (NLT); There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was —a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil.
Satan’s First Conversation with God – Satan is the – Father of Lies. He was allowed to take everything from Job except his health.
Job 1:20 (NLT); Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to
Job’s response to grief was worship and
Job 1:21 (NLT); He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. the name of the Lord!”
Job lost everything but his and his !
Satan’s Second Conversation with God – God allowed Satan to take Job’s health.
Job 2:7,8 (NLT); So Satan left the Lord’s presence, and he struck Job with terrible from head to foot. Job scraped his skin with a piece of broken pottery as he sat among the ashes.
Job 2:9 (NLT); His wife said to him, “Are you still trying to maintain your ? Curse God and die.”
Job 2:10 (NLT); But Job replied, “You talk like a foolish woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?” So, in this, Job said nothing wrong.
Mrs. Job’s conversation was
Job 2:11-3:26 – Job curses the not God
God understands pain, just ask
Job 28:27,28 (NLT); Then he saw wisdom and evaluated it. He set it in place and examined it thoroughly. And this is what he says to all humanity: ‘The fear of the Lord is true ; to forsake evil is real understanding.’ “
Job’s had honest frustrations. He did not understand why he had to go through all he went through. His friends were more than friends and the young Elihu was to his elders even though he was correct in some of his assertions.
Job 38:1 (NLT); Then the Lord answered Job from the :
Time to listen to God!
Job 38:2 (NLT); “Who is this that questions my wisdom with such words?
Job finally recognized that God did not and does not owe any human being an for His actions. Job was and in awe of God’s character and nature.
Job 40:3-4 (NLT); Then Job replied to the Lord, “I am -how could I ever find the answers? I will cover my with my hand.
Everyone wants when what we need is a conversation with the !
Job 40:5,6 (NLT); I have said too much already. I have more to say.” I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes. I take back I said, and I sit in dust and ashes to show my .”
Job 42:7 (NLT); After the Lord had finished speaking to Job, He said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “I am angry with you and your two friends, for you have not spoken about me, as my servant Job has.
Job 42:8 (NLT); So, take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will for you, and I will accept his prayer on your . I will not treat you as you for you have not spoken about Me, as my servant Job has.”
God is merciful to Job et al and to us! God created you for relationship with Him!
“You were planned for God’s . God did not to create you, but He CHOSE to create you for His benefit, His glory, His purpose, and His delight.”
From – The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren