So in praise of true wisdom he centers his structural apex between the three cycles of dialogue-dispute chs. God already knows the outcome before it occurs. The book of Job, celebrated as a classic of world literature and one of the glories of the Bible, can often be puzzling and frustrating: puzzling for its dialogue form and off-putting because of the many questions it leaves unanswered. I attend church every weekend with my family, I believe I live a good Christian life. . The discourse between Job and his friends go back and forth and finally end when God comes into the conversation with some new information that shuts everyone up.
You might ask me, where did I learn all this? The book was written in a world very different from our own, and yet the fundamental questions it raises are still ones we grapple with today: Is it worthwhile to act for the best? Job does not give a reason for his misery but he remained faithful to God and clearly denied that it was because of his sins against the Lord. Just about everyone has heard of the suffering of Job in the Old Testament. I hope you have some strong Christian friends in your church who can support you and be with you and listen to you. Job 1:11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. So then, pride of religion and its rigidness, Is killing man! Even though God seems far away, perseverance in faith is a most noble virtue since God is good and one can safely leave his life in His hands. I started writing and it just came out like a poem.
Humans are totally dependent on God for their very lives and well-being. If you like what you're reading, you can get free daily updates through the. I am struggling financially and the people that I currently live with honestly try to instill fear with them pinpointing almost all of your flaws and subtly telling you that they may kick you out any time. Job 42 records the restoration of Job's lost blessings. The fact of the matter is, this world can not be explained without supernatural creation. He was humble and feared God and resisted evil. He deplores the injustice that God lets evil people thrive while he and many other honest people suffer.
First, God is in complete control. We therefore know that Satan is not everywhere on the earth at once. Satan tells God that, sure, Job loves God now, but take away his earthly possessions and his children, and he will dump God in a New York minute. It was God who had placed the hedge of protection around him and his family so what would happen if God changes and does the opposite like Satan just said for God to do? This story really made me understand the suffering my husband has endured. If so, I will be silent and die. He assumes that wisdom is concealed from humans, but he decides to persevere in seeking wisdom by fearing God and evading evil. Look for the beauty in each day.
Truly there were some who continued to live right but they may have been close to those who were responsible for the hedge being broken. And in spite of all, though he may curse the day of his birth ch. It is an attempt to diminish the authority of Scripture. Do you understand that this is impossible? He did not preach a God who makes the innocent suffer hell on this earth to keep Satan in good humour. If you are pure and upright, He will surely answer your prayer, And will prosper your righteous abode. I wish my dad could be with me forever but I know God blessed me with his Life and Love and he needed him in heaven as his love is probably more then I could give even if i had to rip out my heart literally , God ulitimately proves to be more powerful even in Love as he breathed life into my precious Dad. This is the introduction to what Job worried about the most.
Nor does he understand why he suffers. Then they all wept aloud and tore their robes and threw dust upon their heads. After all, God's universe is still endowed with immortal power. Nowhere in this verse does it say you have won your case, I give you permission. This verse ends with the statement that Job did this continually so we assume that his kids were continually in a party mode. Later He blesses you with more children.
And for the last year it literally felt like I went throug hell, but through it I submitted to God and did everything through him. We know from the N. I have only a wooden sword! There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. So I penned it just that way. By all means ponder it.
I find it interesting how Job defended himself before his friends, pretty much considering himself righteous. Job 1:3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. It is clear that Satan does not need to target those who have not grown true, for they are lost anyway. I really have enjoyed what I have read. And Jehovah blessed the last part of Job's life more than the first part; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand asses. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
Fleming and thank you for your comment. In the pit of my stomach i know God exists, I know there is a purpose for all of this and i dont need an explanation for it…i just need God to see me through this season. From the cross, from the cross, Of Jesus, my victorious Lord! I was angry with God for allowing my pregnancy knowing exactly what would happen…. They like to party, eat, drink and be merry. Then God tells Satan that all that Job has is in his power. I will try to answer it as concisely as possible. According to this verse Job was the greatest of all of the men of the east.