Rodney kleyn dear radio friends, today we come to our last study in the book of job, chapter 42. Therefore i have uttered what i did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which i did not know. Although most of the book consists of the words of job and his friends, job himself. And that no purpose of yours can be withheld from you.
Will the one who contends with the almighty correct him. I believe a key to interpreting the book of job is found early in the first chapter in the. Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house. He was tortured too by three tiresome old windbags who told him that the cause of his problems was his own personal sin. Bible our library commentaries wesleys explanatory notes job job 42. Job is humbled and satisfied then job answered the lord. These concluding words take the reader back to where the account began 1. Answered does not refer to any thing said by job, or any question asked. I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. For i will accept him, lest i deal with you according to your folly.
The reformed witness hour the blessed end of jobs lifebroadcast date. Job intro to job biblica the international bible society. The lord responded to jobs pleas and reminded him that he is allknowing and allpowerful. Job 42 nrsv job is humbled and satisfied bible gateway. The book of job is a true story set in poetry, which delves into the feelings and emotions of the human mind when faced with trauma and suffering since poetry is the language of the heart, job reveals the innermost thoughts of men more so than outward deeds irving jensen, jensens survey of the old testament, p. In this book you will encounter a lake monster, a town squabble over jelly, a multitude of pirates, a few cases of secret identity, a set of mischievous twins and many other exciting adventures and delightful characters. I spoke once, but i have no answer twice, but i will say no more.
I know that you can do everything, and that no purpose of yours can be withheld from you. Job was a man who was tormented by great physical affliction. At the end of that time, in verse 7 of chapter 42, we read this account. The remarkable record of job christian book distributors. Five truths for sufferers from the book of job the gospel coalition. It is the first of the poetical books which also include psalms, proverbs, ecclesiastes, song of solomon, and lamentations. Yhwhs praise of his servant is quite remarkable, for the phrase none like. God heard jobs confession in silence, and, without further. You asked, who is this who hides counsel without knowledge. What is taught about trial in the new testament is founded on the principles found right here in the book of job. This book is filled with the prayers of job, but the remarkable thing is that job is the only one who prays.
Verse 7 and it was so, that, after jehovah had spoken these words unto job, jehovah said to eliphaz the temanite, my wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends. Job chapter 42 kjv king james version notice the bible tells us that god gave job twice as much as he had back in ch. The book of job provides us with our basis for understanding the purpose and course of trial in the lives of believers. His friends speak in more or less three rounds, with each speech followed by a reply from job. You asked, who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge. His troubles began in satans malice, which god restrained. This book is filled with the prayers of job, but the remarkable thing is that job is the only. As used there these are the words of the almighty, uttered as a reproof of job for the manner in which he had undertaken to explain the dealings of god. My anger burns against you and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant job has. Job was blameless, meaning no sin was found in him. Up in the heavens, god brags to the divine assembly about job. This begins a long section in the book of job where jobs friends counsel him and he answers them. James refers to him as a familiar standard of patience. When the understanding is enlightened by the spirit of grace, our knowledge of divine.
Then job answered the lord, and said, 2 i know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. The book of job, in my view, is widely misunderstood it is the classic book of the hebrew bible that seemingly is orthodox correct belief and theological in nature in dealing with the. The book of hebrews chapter 12 we will continue our indepth study of the book of hebrews on wednesday. Job died in prosperity and his days were counted as a blessing.
God blesses and restores job to his prosperity, ver. The new element in the second cycle is that elihus speech is interrupted by the dramatic appearance of god himself job 38. At last, god fulfills jobs desire for a facetoface encounter. This man is described in the syriac book as living in the land of ausis, on the. This answer is never given to job, at least while he lives. The lord chastised jobs friends, accepted jobs repentance, and made the remaining part of jobs life more prosperous than it was at the beginning. Jun 24, 2018 the book of job, in my view, is widely misunderstood it is the classic book of the hebrew bible that seemingly is orthodox correct belief and theological in nature in dealing with the. It is remarkable that job is only twice mentioned in scripture, once in the old testament and once in the new. Surely i spoke of things i did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.
Lo and behold, satan comes out and challenges god on job s goodness. Youll get this book and many others when you join bible gateway plus. Hes blameless and upright, and he has kids, a wife, land, and a bunch of sheep. Job chapter 42 coffmans commentary of the new testament. I realized job didnt lose them he had 10 in heaven and 10 on earth. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear god hath ordained, that as death entered into the world at first by the ear, poisoned by that old man slayer, genesis 3. God reproves his friends, for whom job intercedes, and god accepts them, ver.
In the books first cycle, jobs friends speeches were halted by the revelation of gods wisdom. Moreover the lord answered that is, the lord continued his discourse with job. Solomon says, better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof, eccl. The reference poetical books denotes form rather than imaginative or capricious content. Then, in chapters 38 through 40, you have one of the most remarkable passages in all of the bible. Job 42 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. The gripping and challenging book of job is perhaps one of the most fascinating books of the old testament. It is remarkable that job is only twice mentioned in scripture, once in the old. There is need to be thoroughly convinced and humbled, to prepare us for. In these verses, job is blessed by god with a double portion of what he had. Jobs perfect storm job 30, 40, 42 how to respond to a powerful and loving god job 42 in this sermon, andy cook says, look squarely and honestly into the center of the dark clouds and the raging storm. Aug 26, 2015 with a tight job market facing many people it is very critical to work at. The book of job a widely misunderstood book jeffrey. Far from being an engaging fable, the account of job in the bible is one of the most historically and scientifically accurate records of the ancient world.
It is evident, however, that the book of job was well. So take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant job and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. Job, chapter 42 king james version christian answers webbible. The book of job is considered being part of the poetic books job, psalms, proverbs, ecclesiastes, and song of songs in todays bible editions. Perhaps the oldest book in the bible, the book of job touches on many subjects of science and history. Like the hebrew patriarchs, job lived more than 100 years 42.
And saw his sons, and his sons sons though his children were not doubled to him, yet in his childrens children they were more than doubled. You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. After this job lived a hundred and forty years some conjecture that he was seventy when his troubles came upon him. And god again challenges him by a display of his power and judgments, 614. Neither does the term poetical mean that it is rhythmic. Then job died at an old age, having lived a full life.412 285 1447 443 115 1472 1001 323 815 295 479 67 1360 1384 539 945 1170 827 835 71 79 1168 618 1008 1023 1374 1321 1298 273 232 1348 551 806 1445 1249 20 474