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I Need A Job
November 22, 2020

I Need A Job

November 22, 2020

LifeSong Notes

Keith Menshouse

Why Me? – I Need A JOB

Job 1:1-3 (NKJV) page 819

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. And seven sons and three daughters were born to him. Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East.


  • Satan has always had a .

1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV) page

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

  • Goal – God’s Creation.
  • Strategy – plant in man’s mind about God’s .

Genesis 3:1 (NCV) page

Now the snake was the most clever of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day the snake said to the woman, “Did God really say that you must not eat fruit from any tree in the garden?”

  • Action – at our most vulnerable points.
  • Victory – when we turn away from God.

Job 1:8-11 page 819

Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!”

Job 1:21:22 pagee 820

Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there.

The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.” In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.


  • Tradition said the faithful are and the wicked are .
  • When you’re in a crisis, choose your “” wisely!

Job 2:9-10 page 820

Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Job 4:7 (NKJV) page 822

“Remember now, who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright ever cut off?

  • Top 5 “Why Me” Gripes:
  1. I didn’t . (punishment)
  2. God doesn’t me. (abandonment)
  3. I’m a . (entitlement)
  4. It’s not . (self-righteous)
  5. How much more ? (fatigue)
  • How would you answer these 2 questions?
  1. Do I serve god for what I from him?
  2. Do I serve god for what I from him?


Job 38:1-5 (NKJV) page 860

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: “Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me. Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know!

Job 40:3-5 page 864

Then Job answered the Lord and said: “Behold, I am vile; What shall I answer You? I lay my hand over my mouth. Once I have spoken, but I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further.”

  • I just need to .
  • I’m God.
  • I didn’t but I want to!

Job 42:1-6 (NKJV) page 866

Then Job replied to the Lord: I know that You can do anything and no plan of Yours can be thwarted.  You asked, “Who is this who conceals My counsel with ignorance?” Surely I spoke about things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.  You said, “Listen now, and I will speak. When I question you, you will inform Me.”  I had heard rumors about You, but now my eyes have seen You. Therefore I take back my words and repent in dust and ashes.


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