Message: “The Story of Job As Told By God”

- December 26, 2021

The Story of Job As Told By God

The Story of Job As Told By God

The Story of Job as Told By God Lesson Objective:  To look at the story of Job from a different perspective.  Each of us should be able to explain the story of Job; be able to define the difference between faith and faithful, and determine how we can become more faithful to God. To understand that being faithful is a two-way street. O come all ye faithful. Joyful and triumphant. O come ye o come ye to Bethlehem. Scripture:  Job 1: 6-8 One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. 7The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.” 8Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. Introduction: Job is included in the Poetry section of the Old Testament Chronologically, Job is considered by some to be the oldest book in the Bible While the author is unknown several possibilities are Moses, Job, Elihu Main Characters in the book of Job God satan Job Job’s wife Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar Elihu God’s challenge to satan God specifically identifies Job as his warrior Job 1:8 Why Job Job was upright man Job 1:8 Maybe to teach us a lesson about trials and tribulations in our lives To teach us the importance of never losing faith Gives us a better understanding of who God is satans response to God Job 1: 9-10 Satan answered the LORD, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10Have You not placed a hedge on every side around him and his household and all that he owns? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11But stretch out Your hand and strike all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face satan recognizes the power of God Raises the question to us today as to why do we worship God Job suffers loss of property and children Job 1: 13-19 Job loses his property and children Response by Job - Job 1: Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21And he said:“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. Job suffers bodily sickness Job 2: 3 God commends Job. 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? And still he holds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause.” Job 2:4-5 satans response; So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. 5But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” Satan is trying to get God to harm Job.. Why??? Job 2:6 God’s response And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life God watches as Job's friends confront Job with erroneous comments God is punishing Job for his sins? Eliphaz Job 4:7 Bildad tells him to seek forgiveness Job 8: 5-6 Zophar urges Job to repent Job 11: 13-15 God hears the questions from Job Job 7: 11-21 If I have sinned, what have I done to you, you who see everything we do? Why have you made me your target? Have I become a burden to you? Why do you not pardon my offenses and forgive my sins? For I will soon lie down in the dust; you will search for me, but I will be no more.” Elihu (God’s messenger) Response to the three friends and Job Job 32: 1-3 So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 2 But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself rather than God. 3 He was also angry with the three friends, because they had found no way to refute Job, and yet had condemned him Job 34: 35 Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight Job 36: 26 How great is God—beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out   God finally responds to Job with a couple of questions and Job understands. Job 38: 2-3 “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Dress for action[a] like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me Summary Examples of God’s faith in his faithful Job Peter ( Do you love me questions) Joshua Christ gives Saul a mission How do we show our faithfulness Can God trust us  

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