the book of job summary

Jack has written 1102 articles on What Christians Want To Know! Story of Job, Now Beast weakens! close then I would hate to see if didn’t! My heart goes with you. Then Job died, old and full of days.”. I only hold out hope God will deliver me as he did Job and Joseph. Tell Me, if you know all this”. Is there application for the believer’s life today? Being still, you will be able to remind yourself that although things seem chaotic, God is still God. I am a born again christian killed. I had no inventory, money to purchase any more inventory, and am still trying to regain my strength. my dignity But suffering is not always a result of sin as we see with Job. Summary, Jack Wellman is a father and grandfather and a Christian author and pastor of Heritage Evangelical Free Church in Udall, KS & also a Prison Minister. He loves those beautiful tiny sparrows. Of Jesus, my victorious Lord! Had heard so much talk of pride, It was something I wanted to look into and then I found this article. Woe is me! Today I remember walking out of the court room with the biggest pain and a confusion beyond my understanding. I have suffered quite a bit in my life. No longer enemies, but fast friends, utation. Don’t be afraid of it. By the smallish sword, “The book of Job is not only one of the most remarkable in the Bible, but in literature. He may hurt me, but me never: him, Really. Who fights evil, just like me! God places a hedge of protection around each of us and when sin steps into our lives the hedge is broken. I have gone back to college Was the story of Job personal to your life today? So if you’re a list person, make your list. I can see what you mean by Mr. Darwin’s bitterness coming from losing his daughter, but Job lost all 10 and never turned away from God. “Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll—are they not in your record?” (Psalm 56:8) Please know that we care and love you in Christ and will pray on your behalf. It is a fallen world. According to biblical scholars, the Book of Job is the oldest book in the Bible. a long miserable life to sit and think about what they have “Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.” (Matthew 10:29) •    In chapters 1-3, God tests Job’s faithfulness through allowing Satan to attack him. Hello Mr. Fleming and thank you for your comment. I love reading the book of job…I feel a connection, I lost my son to a pedestrian accident almost 3 years ago at 1:21 am the verse job 1:21 has meaning to me because the lord gave me my son 26 years ago and the lord took him back , I do NOT blame god I believe he knows when we will die, how long we have on this earth and he has a plan and I know he has a plan for me…Mr Wellman your insight and quotes of scripture have really helped me…God bless you and keep up your mentoring ways ….my son 4ever24…. What is he trying to tell me? Job 1:2-3 describes his wealth as “He had seven sons and three daughters, and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. God made that heart of yours that is now shattered. Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. way of my studies and I even failed my last class. But the Christ-in-You: Page-Warrior start! God rewards Job for his faithfulness and his endurance through such suffering. Then He humbles Job by asking a series of questions that could never be answered by anyone other than Almighty God; for example, “Have you understood the expanse of the earth? The joy in everything is gone because my father gave my life breath and meaning. God has prepared a great miracle for you. Job knows that this is not the reason and tries to justify himself against their accusations. This article made me cried my last tear. God hears our moaning and groaning. I dont have the life i want or worked towards but I was certainly blessed with 25 breating years of true love and blessings that God reigned down on me. Thanks. (1:12). As was said of Goliath’s sword, ‘There is none like it,’ none in ancient or in modern literature.” – Kitto. As of last Dec. 4. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” Galatians 6:9. And God IS trustworthy. Thank you for this summary of the Book of Job. This story does leave me with a lot of questions though. God gives us His peace and joy is set before us for what is coming in the kingdom. God gives a person eternal life and nothing can cause Him to take it back. So I approached it from a neutral standpoint. Job, but I am angry with God. They’ve taken away What can we learn from the Book of Job? I will hold my head in my hands however for being angry with god and not trusting that he knows best even when i cant see his plan. His pride is ridiculous big, Job’s children are likely with the Lord after their death and Job had 10 more children after that and was blessed beyond what he had in the beginning. God is real, he is alive, he is Jehovah, The Lord of Heaven Armies is His name. Although I’m clearly a sinner, I feel certain that I have been a good man and a positive influence on the world in which I live. The book of Job opens in verse one by telling us that Job was a blameless, upright man who feared God and turned away from evil. Satan will target those who have grown true and strong for he wants to deny God his harvest; Satan will attack the good crop to spoil it. When, as rigid Leviathan, you with great enmity: hated your betters! The Book of Job is ultimately about the value of God in the midst of pain and suffering. Please understand that those who step back just want things to be like they were before this loss. Book of Job ; Summary ; Chapter 1; Study Guide. We fight for hours, My life is shattered as I have lost my dad in the past 10months with his passing on. My wooden sword damages it not, For those who believe in Him today and trust in the Son of God, their suffering will be over someday. I liquidated all of my investments to chase a dream of starting a new business. Doesn't get much better than that. my heart He’ll get what I have in me: I AM! I do hope that one day I will be able to see my babies again because I do love and miss them terribly, but deep down I know that the Lord is watching over them for me. It is found in the third section of the biblical canon known as the Ketuvim (“Writings”). I have always loved the story of Job. You have no fear of what man or woman can do. We will all suffer in this life. I know it’s been couple of years since you wrote this but im am still praying for you. God will never leave us. This story has an incredible ending. The young Elihu believes that Job has spent too much energy vindicating himself rather than God. The delayed harvest in your life will one day come to full maturity. That following Workmen, As the Holy Spirit was bringing me into ministry, I often related my journey to Job. But you’re scared because you don’t know what your future holds. After days and months and years, God never promises happiness but He does promise joy and peace. Summary. They mistakenly blame his sufferings on his personal sins rather than God testing and growing Job. The more I give Job later said, “It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. God grants His permission, only within certain boundaries. You will sometimes feel all cried out, but the smallest thing can stir your heart and a wave of tears will wash over you again. Two books of the Old Testament that I have read and see significant wisdom and teaching are The Book of Proverbs and Job. Instead of asking “why”, we should ask “what”. And he was undone. Then, when it’s over, In dust and ashes, Lord! That to cannot be answered except for God’s love. This is such a powerful testimony my friend. My heart goes out to you Sir. God told Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him” (1:12). Many people see this as a stumbling block for Christianity and ask why God allows suffering. I cannot answer all these questions since the Bible does not tell us, so I can only guess and I wont’ do that. God knows that Job has received incorrect guidance from his friends, “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?” God fittingly declares that humans do not know everything. Now ask for guidance to rebuild. In fact, Thanks for stopping by! Hello Susan…I am so sorry. I just finished reading your article. God, in His sovereignty, chooses not to tell us everything. I’m convinced that suddenly the Lord will lift you way above your previous prosperity and above your peers, just like Job, if you don’t give up. I lost my son to a drug overdose on July 2,2019.I myself am a Christian.But not completely sure my son ever except Jesus.I understand that I will suffer in living for Christ.But I don’t know how am to handle living,thinking my son could be hell.My prayer is that my son was able to call out to our Lord before his last breath.God says all tears will be wiped away,one day.But I don’t want to think He would allow me to forget my Son!Is there any scripture that I can cling to that is truth?I know God loves our children more then we could ever.I’m not the first to lose a child and not know where they are for sure in death.Living is so different now,without my son and my joy. What Do We Know about the Book of Job? But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face” (Job 1:9-11). It is all gone During the 19th and 20th century we (the scientific world) considered God was an irrelevancy; we knew it all without God, beginning with Charles Darwin. Sometimes He wants those who suffer to be more dependent upon Him. And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. It may not be what I wanted or the life I wanted, but it is a life he wanted for me, and I have to trust that it was the best one for me. I have the best friend that anyone can ask for but she is only Personally I hate the story of Job, it makes it seem as if Job is a mere play thing between Satan and God – similar to how the greek deities would toy with man. You’ll say, as Job did, I repent! I beg for his guidance and to make his plan clear; to no avail. Now we must all learn the same! The Angels in heaven has called my husband’s name on February 4,2019. What did God say to Satan about Job? Ha Ha but check this out! I was talking to a theologian last night and he had written a commentary Ecclesiastes. I try not to ask the Lord why because I know that he has a plan for me, and I tell myself that the Lord took my babies because he could see in the future that I was going to get sick and wouldn’t be able to care for my babies alone, and that they are probably happier where they are. THE BOOK OF JOB. JOB SUMMARY. said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. He had considerably more than when he began his suffering and even though God did not answer Job why he was allowed to suffer so terribly, in the end Job had more blessings than any man or the face of the earth at that time. We were just starting to plan our lives together. In all of this, “Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong!”   He blessed God’s name, he worshiped God, and he did not sin. He thinks differently than we do. I’ve never I have NO right to question His plans. Nothing escapes our Father’s eyes. by Jay Smith. Well, it serves me just about right! The mother of my children decided to leave the house with my 7 year old son and 1 year old daughter a year ago. Faith that is not practiced is dead as a dodo. Woe is me! The “why” will have to wait for someday in eternity. I have left off sword for pen, Satan killed Job’s children, not God, but the Jesus you have is another Jesus. For my Page knows what’s going on, One Talmudic tradition suggests Moses as author since the land of Uz (1:1) was adjacent to Midian where Moses lived for 40 years, and he could have obtained a record of the story there. I believe my son was only here for as long as he was susposed to be. Then Beast wakes up amazed, Suffering is not a metaphor for something else…it is real pain. Job lost just about everything; his sheep, his oxen, his camels, his servants, and all of his sons and daughters – but remarkably he did not lose his faith in God. So the LORD blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the earlier. Throughout the book, Job, his wife, and his friends speculate on why he, an upright man, suffers. All Job’s innocent servants were murdered. What if you had married him and then he left and you were left alone and had to divorce. You liquidated your assets but had money to help the financial distress you went through. I’ll soon be history! I know these are harsh words, but truthful ones. You will too if you continue in the faith, to trust God and pray. Thank you for sharing this. Never be ashamed of your tears. Rip me up, not really asking God why, but after all I’ve given of myself Share with us in the comments! And God didn’t answer that prayer. Oops! 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! ”. Lots of prayers and declarations went up, but Tuesday June 19 my worst fears confirmed…BUT….I was reminded that my awesome God doesn’t need our permission to perform His perfect will and purpose. The purpose of the Book of Job is to rightly understand life's testings so that we will faithfully serve and trust God during difficult times and also to prove that even righteous men can suffer. The good news is God knows. that’s harsh but it’s also untrue. GOD has always provided for me. Even in a crowded room. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East.”  Clearly, Job had it all. Are not your sins endless? I am currently trying to find a way to pay for my tuition fees because I would really love to complete school. I take comfort in this story of Job and pray that my Faith in God will be strong enough that He will also grant me blessings and see me though this. Kills Leviathan! please say a prayer for me. The big lesson to be learned from the Book of Job is that man does not know the reason for the things … I may not follow the teachings and religion of christianity but the faith in the story of job and the love of God and jesus never fails to leave my heart filled. And Christ-in-You, after they passed away) that they deemed I didn’t need be- I wonder,” Why me Lord?” then feel guilty as their are so many people in the world who’ve been dealt a far worse hand than I. Job accuses God of being unjust and not operating the world according to principles of justice, and his friends believe that Job 's sin caused his suffering. shared it with anyone before but I will now. I don’t understand why he has to leave me? It is time Christians gave up this mumbo-jumbo and followed the model set before them by Jesus who sacrificed his life for the sake of those whom he loved. blems, family came to my house and disposed of important items She knows this deep down. Job’s suffering did not come because he was bad but rather because of his unwavering faithfulness to God. In short, it is my belief that Job is a teaching of principles and not a literal story. As it swoops down on me! The Book of Job, book of Hebrew scripture that is often counted among the masterpieces of world literature. While many seek material blessings in life and Gods hands over All I ever needed and will be extremely grateful for is My 1in a million Dad. Multitudes of livestock were slaughtered. It feels like a dream right now. I lost my husband due to an overdose, and then CPS took my 4 babies away and now I can no longer see them. Thank you “S White.” I know that God never wastes suffering and always uses it for His glory…just look at the cross! Up in the heavens, God brags to the divine assembly about Job. The summary is easy to understand and this book is very relevant to our lives as Christians. At that time, Job may have been the richest man on the face of the earth. Job’s friends say, “Is not your wickedness great? I am so sorry Nance for this grief you must bear, but only God knows the heart 1 Sam 16:7 so we cannot know either way for sure. His dual was an unforgettable marathon! Job Summary. I have lost all my savings, self esteem and confidence I ever had. The setting for this narrative is in patriarchal times. Is killing man! I am in fore- The book of Job begins with a prologue (Job 1-2), which describes a wager between Satan and God, in which Satan (“the adversary”) bets God that Job–a particularly pious man–will abandon his piety and curse God if all his wealth and well-being are taken away. Job 42:10-17  “After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his prosperity and doubled his [previous] possessions. Job’s friends tried to console him but they soon started to blame him for his own troubles inferring that he must have sinned in order for all these trials to come upon him. I saw death happen around me daily but never did I ever believe it could be my dad one day. I fight him off again with wooden sword, Nurture your faithful seeds. He owned 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys. Job was a repairer of the breech. I am trying to keep the faith but it has been very difficult. In this Bible story from the book of Job, there is a wealthy man named Job residing in an area called Uz with his extended family and vast flocks. Is there sin in all suffering? I learned it by reading the Book of Job, If you’ve lost your husband, maybe he made decisions which are now yours to make. Why are we subject to suffer for a plan we can’t fathom or have no say in? The book of Job is considered being part of the poetic books (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs) in today's Bible editions. When someone you love dies, you’ll go through many feelings. Knowledge puffeth up in me: pride, God promise us if we are faithful and trust him he will bless you and I thank him. How can I come to know how to proceed when I put it all into his hands? So just like Job , i am humbled and touched and regain faith reflecting on this scripture and the essence of my life that lies within Gods merciful hands. You feel lost. A summary of Job, chapter by chapter, from @biblesummary. I just feel I can not catch a break. He’s the only one who really does, no matter how many others claim to know. My Page has become a Swordsman, He is “blameless” and “upright,” constantly mindful to live in a righteous manner (Job 1:1). When Leviathan pride dies! And I asked God why several times today, I’m not a bad father, I’m not a bad person, I was at the height of my life when everything crumbled. One year into building it I was diagnosed with cancer. Hope this helps. Yet and even so, I really needed that and God BLESS. I’m not sure why. You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. I’m hurt and wish it wasn’t so. Whatever, I pray for I usually get the opposite in return. Very beautifully written. Loretta M. Granger. that were dear to me (my daughter’s baby clothes and some I need a miracle because the academic year begins in 48 hours and I haven’t even paid a cent. “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Just as Isaiah 58:12 says “thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in”, you all out there with testimonies have already taken the first step. I need all the support I can get. Sometimes we have nothing to do with why we suffer but others do who are close to us like friends and families. Your pride in all this will be choked by your own reins, Read them in the archive below. This is great, wonderful and helping. If you were to fit it chronologically, it should be place in the early chapters of Genesis. How can Satan ever appear before God and ask God to test the faith of Job? That’s a tough situation. And if you’ve lost a child, you feel that part of you has died as well. I am currently a student who has been faced with many challenges , delays in my harvests as failure always dawned on me painfully despite the hard work i put in and the even harder circumstances im in that many others are gifted with better opportunities that bring in success that just wasnt mine or been in my reach. You may find that some people step back from you as you grieve. I’m just accepting. But this is not true. Please please pray for me. '” (Psalm 46:10) heritance and they left me to pay his $10,000 funeral. It is better to find out this man’s nature now than after the wedding bells ring. (vs 5) The very next verse entails Satan getting before God to tempt Job. It also indicates who we are in relation to God; we are God’s crop, that which grows tall and true shall be harvested into the house of God; that which is spoilt shall be rejected. You’ll remember the fight, Upon its tongue, now on me: reliant! And of course ten children. I would ask prayer from your church as we’re commanded to need one another (Heb 10:24-25). It sometimes feels like a cruel joke that I was given hope that I praised him for, only to have it snatched from my grasp. God is over all. My dau- Nelson’s comments say that the true identity of who wrote Job has remained throughout time: a mystery. God is light but He also is holy and judges all sin. Give him your cares. Or did he just tell Job not to question things? I sense this man it teaching a man-centered, “me-ology” and not biblical theology. After all, all good things come from God, and God creates all things good. He had it all: A large family, wealth, and blessings of every kind imaginable. 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