First, we looked at god’s answer to job from the whirlwind, in which god displayed to job his eternity and his power last message, we looked at job’s repentance in dust and ashes in the first verses of job chapter 42. We reluctantly listen to job's wife as she offers her advice, and we are awed by job's righteous response (job 2:9-10) we watch in dismay as job's friends break their silence (job 2:11-13), adding to his grief rather than alleviating it. And actually, in the book of job, god didn't actually tell/disclose to job what happened/why it happened god just told job about himself at the end, job says, i have heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you.
Job 42:6 is the punch line of the entire book of job the reader waits with bated breath to hear how job will react to the majestic—though seemingly off-topic—divine response to job’s questions about justice will job continue his protest against god. However, preparing how to accept a job offer verbally by making notes is a good idea when you discuss a job offer over the phone, negotiate if you feel confident enough, but you may want time to prepare your case, or arrange a meeting in person. God has used job’s story to teach job’s wife, his friends, and bible readers for hundreds of years some important lessons about suffering, the human condition, and god’s character god has used job’s story to teach us that suffering is not always related to wickedness but is a part of life.
Job's complaint to god chapter 10 in exasperation, bitter at the injustice of his suffering and the reproaches of his friends, and because he had no man to mediate between him and god, job gave vent to his complaint in a discourse addressed to god himself. Though god’s righteous anger burned against the three friends of job, their folly was forgiven in response to the righteous intervention of job’s prayers (job 42:7–9) what then is the christian response to those who suffer—and to those who cause suffering. Ok, it’s still an automated response that’s sent to all job seekers upon submitting their applications but, as you’ll see, it has a ton more personality—and some actually helpful information for applicants. Title as with other books of the bible, job bears the name of the narrative’s primary character this name might have been derived from the hebrew word for “persecution,” thus meaning “persecuted.
The attack second, we see job's attack by satan in verses 6-12 satan (vs 6-7) is a hebrew term meaning adversary or enemy he is referred to as “the tempter” when he comes to christ in the wilderness (matt 41-10. Understanding that god is working out an eternal purpose for his glory allows us to echo the words of job: “though he slay me, yet will i trust in him” (job 13:15) we can trust god to complete a good work in and through the circumstances of our lives, even though we experience pain. As you look through job listings, you’ll start to see the same format popping up again and again if you’re just starting your search for your first job, you may be unsure about how to use the information in these job descriptions. Back to issue abstract: the book of job is an obvious place to turn when a christian suffers, but it is not easy to discern what god means to teach his people through this difficult book. God also gave job another family of seven sons and three daughters job lived one hundred and forty years after this there are many helpful lessons we can learn from the book of job first, we can learn that god is the creator of all things his wisdom is far above anything that we can ever understand.
In the end, job is expected to submit to god simply because of his superiority and not because he has explained to job the cause of his troubles this chapter is the first of several meant to highlight the glories of god in his knowledge, creation, and providence. Job: rebuked in suffering resource by john piper close john piper @johnpiper john piper is founder and teacher of desiringgodorg and chancellor of bethlehem college & seminary job's response to elihu job does not try to argue with elihu god's response to elihu in 42:7 god looks back over the period of suffering and rebukes job's. In his response, god declares job righteous and provides a restoring answer to job’s anguish let man rejoice in this story, for here god provides for one of the most basic human desires–to make sense of suffering. How to respond to a powerful and loving god - job 42 job's road to the most important encounter he'd ever have was paved with similar grief in a single day, he had lost people he loved our god is so powerful, healthy fear is the appropriate response job is not the only person to meet god in the bible from adam and eve's rocky start.
Job is symbolic of the righteous person satan targets job because of his righteousness and favour with god and wishes to turn job against god this to me is the overriding teaching of the book of job. In chapter 38 of the book of job, we encounter god’s majestic response to job’s metaphysical questions and complaints god takes a haughty tone, like a father who has been listening to petulant queries of his son for too long. Job erroneously questions god's judgment, believing he is not just it's difficult to know if job is crying out in frustration and confusion because of his own suffering, but through it all, job. Job's response is the critical moment of the book traditionally, job has been understood as something akin to surrender -- a confession that he has indeed sinned by raising the question at all in the new international version (one of the three most read translations), job's words are.
In praying to god in job 17:3, job uses the language of ancient business contracts and asks some 'pledge' (down payment) from god as security against the vindication that will surely come only god can demonstrate job's innocence and despite his despair and ambivalence he believes that god will ( the bible reader's companion, note on verses 3-9. Note that zophar’s harsh response to job becomes the catalyst for his lengthy retort in chapters 12-14 to not only zophar, but eliphaz and bildad as well thus, three chapters are devoted to job’s. Job’s response to god - 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. However, if we look at the book of job, we see god respond unfavorably to job's complaining job goes on for 37 chapters to complain while his friends chide him for brining it on himself (when really, as we see in job 1 , god allowed satan to do this to job unprovoked .
Suing god to most it would seem an absurd notion—but not to job after all, desperate times call for desperate measures the angel known as the satan (hebrew for “the adversary”), as told in the book of job, challenges god to test the devotion and piety of the righteous man job job loses all. Job 38-42 deals with god’s answer to job from the midst of a storm in this section of the book, god challenges job to answer a series of questions concerning his (god’s) work in creation god’s words to job and job’s acknowledgment of god’s sovereignty over his creation are the focus of cline’s commentary. Surely god would have wished to spare job his sufferings also what satan was permitted to do did not come directly from the hand of god this is a mystery, hard to understand, and if job later on did charge god foolishly it was partly because he did not understand this mystery.