You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. Job is not being punished for his sins. The intensity of his suffering is so great that he takes a piece of broken pottery and scrapes himself with it while sitting in ashes. We may request cookies to be set on your device. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. Curse God and die. Those were her possessions that were stolen. We must be patient and let God explain as move through the length of this text. 3. 1. Therefore, to her way of thinking, death is an appropriate response. God does not say that Satan did this and God is really upset that Satan did this and now God has to go fix this. There is not a limitation on how bad life can get simply because we are Christians. God is showing us the motive and purpose of Satan. probably means “in the city dump,” where garbage was burned; Job sat on a burned heap. In chapter 1 Job loses all his possessions and his family. Job is not hypocritical. Job is righteous and God has clearly abandoned him. God even takes responsibility for what has happened. We are not owed anything. With this, Satan goes out from the presence of the Lord strikes Job with loathsome sores (some translations read boils) from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. But God has shown that his wisdom is right and true. Next: Job 2:11-13, Reflections About Trials, West Palm Beach church of Christ4236 Haverhill RoadWest Palm Beach, FL 33417, Sunday  Services9:30 am / 10:30 am & 6:30 pm, Job Bible Study (Seeing God in the Storm). THE PRESENCE OF FRIENDS WHEN WE SUFFER Job 2:11-13 INTRODUCTION How miserable would life be without friends. God takes responsibility for what happened in Job 2:3. A chapter by chapter and verse by verse study of _ taught by Pastor Paul LeBoutillier of Calvary Chapel Ontario, Oregon. Daily devotional with John Piper It is a day when the sons of God were presenting themselves before the Lord. Now we are not given a solution to these words at this point in the book. Now God removes that restriction, but adds another—”only spare his life.” JOB 2… Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. We will look at this idea more when Job speaks about it. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. This action against Job did not happen without God’s knowledge or agreement. Our righteous life and faith in God does not compel God to meet our life expectations. Then again in Job 14:2 Job says that life is like a shadow. Verses 2–3 describe the way God had blessed him (see Job 1:10) in his righteousness. Further, Satan needed permission to do what he did. And the opposite image is conveyed by the word "froward," or "crooked," from the curved, deviating line. In the opening lines of his reply, he delivers a cutting piece of irony: "I am sure you alone are the people and wisdom is going to die with you." Job suffers affliction and shows integrity. Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life, Satan here asserted that Job failed to curse God only because he was afraid that if he did, it would bring, all that a man has he will give for his life, Touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse You to Your face, Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life. He had seven sons and three daughters and huge numbers of sheep, camels, oxen, and servants. That was her wealth that was lost. Job’s response is faithful and amazing. This is an interesting side point that is made in the book but appropriate at this point for our consideration. There is calm around them, but we feel that the air is heavy, and that there is a tempest in the sky. We are living in a delusion if we approach our service to God as a life that will be pain free if we remain righteous. Volume One contained the first fifty-six sermons and covered Job chapters 1-14. Then Satan says that the test has not been a complete and a sufficient one. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. In this way, one trial becomes many people’s trials. Job uttered these classic words after he had gone through the worst testing that anyone has possibly gone through. This resource is in 8 parts. The first chapter of the book of Job ends with success. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. At first Job is slightly irritated with these friends. The idea is that of a right line. It was based upon a complete belief that whatever God put into his life, God was still to be trusted. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints. People do care about themselves. 2. Do you still hold fast to your integrity? In fact, the righteous should accept that suffering will come. His response is to say “The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord.” In Chapter 2 he loses his health and suffers from a painful disease. If he kills Job then we cannot see if Job will curse God or not. James 1:13). People only really deep down care about themselves. If you take away the benefits people will not serve God any longer. 1. You may not be the object of trial but you still experience pain and suffering anyway. If things are going to be this bad, why live? He is complete misery. He does not serve God because of the hedge God had put around him, blessing the work of his hands and increasing his possessions. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips. Yet, every time he applied pressure to Job's life he only produced sweetness and praise to the Lord. Previous: Job 1:6-22, Do You Fear God For Nothing? Job is now tempted by his own wile - by her who is nearest to him, and who should be almost his second self. Satan’s second appearance before God: Job’s character continuing the same, condemneth Satan, Job 2:1-3. We will be ready to praise God no matter what we lose. Do they care about themselves so much that they will only serve God when their health is good? The outward calamities from which Job first suffered are narrated in chapter 1. She is not the scope of Satan’s challenge. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. How lopsided our faith is when we so readily will receive good from the Lord but balk at him when we receive adversity from him! You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. Since humans only care about themselves this is the reason why he did not curse you. JOB 2:6. God does not have to give at all. Endurance is what we are called to have in Christ. C. Please note that the devil's intentions were to get Job to turn against God, 1:11; 2:5. Therefore, nothing that has happened to him is because he sinned. Job himself first broke silence.” (Clarke), v. “We leave Job and his friends seated in silence. Endurance will be built into our faith when we recognize that everything we possess belongs to God, not us. Rather, God says that he did it himself: “You incited me against him to destroy him without reason.” But this is not the only time where the book tells us that God did this. Disaster and Reaction, part 2, 2:1-10. by Chester McCalley. We see in her exactly what Satan challenges. Again there was a day when the sons of God came, From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it, Skin for skin! I have seen many people curse God and give up on God when their own health fails. (11-13) The consolation of Job’s friends. (Job 2:10 ESV). This is a picture of alienation, rejection, and pain. YOU CAN CONQUER DISAPPOINTMENT JOB 2:1-10 GOD IS GOOD (ALL THE TIME) AND ALL THE TIME (GOD IS GOOD) THIS IS AN EJOYABLE CLICHÉ SAYING WHEN THINGS ARE GOING WELL, BUT CAN … Affliction, affecting Job’s property and even family, failed to destroy his religious integrity. Melvin Tinker is vicar of St John Newland, Kingston upon Hull, England. … We need to banish that kind of thinking from our minds because it will damage our faith. There is much we can say and I will need a second lesson which we will have next week to finish all that we can say from this text. and replies, "Because he thought her a good scourge by which to plague him more acutely than by any other means." You can also change some of your preferences. - Job 2 Sermons. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. Interactive Bible study with John Piper. You can check these in your browser security settings. We have learned in our studies throughout the scriptures that there is nothing that happens in this world that in not under God’s rule. Curse God and die.” Job’s wife becomes a temptation to him. Whatever God gives us, we will worship and serve the Lord. We must be ready to receive good from God and we must also be ready to receive adversity. He was the greatest of all the people of the east. The first three verses of chapter 2 start again just as we read in Job 1:6-8. She does not deny Job’s innocence. She does not hate her husband but sees that he needs relief and death is the way to achieve it. What will be Job’s response? God declares that Job maintained his integrity. But for now I want us to see that her response is not irrational from an earthly way of thinking. Job would not serve God for nothing. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. Job, smote with boils, scrapeth himself, and sitteth down in ashes, Job 2:7,8. Sermons on Job: Volume 2 covers Calvin’s sermons through to the end of Job chapter 31. We are going to see this thinking even in the words of Job later in the book. Job would only serve God when God gives him good health. You speak as one of the foolish women speaks, Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity, In all this Job did not sin with his lips. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. God can give and God can take away. Satan declares that people will give all they have for their life. Are we going to reject God when life does not go according to our plans? 2) Suffering and prosperity are not distributed in the world in proportion to the evil or good that a person does. ” We shall be looking at the role of Satan in suffering in a sermon all by itself a little later in the series for he does appear again in … She does not doubt his integrity. Take it … He lived this way every day of his life. Job’s wife amplifies the point: if things are going to be this bad for living a righteous life, why be righteous and why live? Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. Listen to what was said to the persecuted Christians in the book of Revelation. Then all his brothers and all his sisters and all who had known him before came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversities that the Lord had brought on him. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. The answers to suffering and how God runs the world are not easy, cliche answers. What grief this man must have experienced. Or will people still serve God when their good health is taken away from them? 2. Not only this, God constrained what Satan could do to Satan (1:12). B. She is not against Job but her words are certainly a temptation that Satan challenged God would be the response of Job. This is a critical component of this book. I think we should keep something in mind before we are too critical of her. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. In fact, man begins to die the moment he is born. Suffering is part of what we must expect in the Christian life. Rather, he speaking about receiving the good things in the life and the bad things in life. Satan judgeth him not sufficiently tried, unless his body suffer; and so obtaineth leave to hurt his body, but not touch his life, Job 2:4-6. In Job 14:2 Job says that life is like a flower that has been cut from the mother plant. People will act righteously to gain benefits, not out of love for God. God is in control. Our sermon ideas on Job will help you preach a powerful message on the value of speaking to God in honest integrity and complaint. Browse Sermons on Job 2. We learned this in chapter 1. Table of Contents Expand ↓ Changes will take effect once you reload the page. View all resources by Melvin Tinker. He loved his children and he prayed for them, offering sacrifices to temporarily atone for their sins. But she suffers anyway. It doesn't take long after it is cut for the beauty to fade and it soon withers. Satan is still doing all what he does: going to and fro through the earth. This is probably the ash heap that was outside of the city where the trash was collected and burned. We are a nondenominational congregation of Christians located in West Palm Beach aiming to be faithful in every way to Jesus Christ. Also, there is no kind of suffering that we are exempt from experiencing. from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head, He took for himself a potsherd with which to scrape himself. Look at the Book. do you still hold fast to your integrity? We may just have a miserable life from start to finish. Further, endurance is built into faith when we have a determination to worship God no matter what happens, like we see in Job. So, yes, you took his possessions and children away. There is no kind of Christian who is exempt from suffering. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Job 2:7; Job 2:9; Job 2:11. There is only one new statement made in this discussion which is found in verse 3. OBJECTIVE: That each would be able to understand how to deal with suffering in one’s own life and also in the lives of others. Those were her children that died also. It is clear to her that death will be the outcome for her husband so why not hasten the process. (Job 13:15) "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I … This is an important concept to keep in mind. Job would have been living for God for the benefits. Just because you are suffering does not mean that what is happening to you is about you. “He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.”. There is no way to estimate the contribution friends make to the success (and failures) of our lives. Although Job passes the test in Chapter 1, Chapter 2:1-8 presents him with a new attack on his motivation. There is … Satan considers health problems our breaking point. Satan denies that Job has passed the test and that the trial of God is complete. We learn something about endurance and how to have it. He has remained blameless and has not cursed God to his face as Satan declared he would do. And the old proverb is true, a man is known by the friends he keeps. We recommend Pilgrim Publications, where the Ages disk may be purchased at a discount. Verses 4–5 describe a specific instance of Job’s fear of God and uprightness toward his children. This is the way people think today. Read Job 1:12-22. Then God draws Satan’s attention to Job again. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. Satan is afflicting Job, but there are other people that are suffering. 4236 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach Florida, 33417, 2018 Lectureship Series (A New View of Life), 2016 Lectureship Series (Growing In Godliness), 2015 Lectureship Series (Following The Followers of Jesus), 2012 Lectureship Series (Escaping Ordinary), 2011 Lectureship Series (Refreshed: Revive Your Faith), 2010 Lectureship Series (He Still Moves Stones), 2009 Lectureship Series (Building Character from Bible Characters), 2008 Lectureship Series (A Closer Look at Romans 12), 2007 Lectureship Series (Drawing Closer to God), 2006 Lectureship Series (Building Proven Character). God is pictured as fully in charge. Ask Pastor John. In our passage Satan now… So Satan says that God must stretch out his hand and touch Job’s bone and his flesh and then he will curse you to your face. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. A Voice in the Storm - the story of Job Satan is not more powerful than God. Job 2:4 NIV Job 2:4 NLT Job 2:4 ESV Job 2:4 NASB Job 2:4 KJV Job 2:4 Bible Apps Job 2:4 Parallel Job 2:4 Biblia Paralela Job 2:4 Chinese Bible Job 2:4 French Bible Job 2:4 German Bible Job 2:4 Commentaries Bible Hub Further, and more importantly, God has been vindicated. Transition: A SECOND ATTACK ON JOB’S MOTIVATION, Job 2:1-8. Job 2:1-10 We even now have doctor assisted suicide in some places in our country and consider that it is also for the same purpose: to end the pain particularly from health suffering. Many times it is the godly and the righteous who receive worse treatment than the world. Harming Job will lead him to fail and he will curse you to your face. This suffering is undeserved. I do not think the ESV and NET translations are helpful here because the point is not that God is doing evil in a moral sense to Job. SERMONS ON JOB. It is a sad statement but the point is that Satan is not off the mark in his challenge. Therefore let us not judge one another before the time. Job has lost his children, lost his possessions, and lost his wealth. But then he becomes angry and, finally, sarcastic. iv. But the just and blameless man is a laughing stock (12:4). Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. God tells Satan that Job is in his hands. Preach on topics including trials and tribulations, remaining faithful in the midst of the storm, and the surety of God and his promises. Sermons that are part of our on-line collection are hotlinked to the index pages. SUBJECT: Suffering, God PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will look at several lessons from the book of Job on the subject of suffering. Job is experiencing suffering and Job’s wife is experiencing suffering. The choices you make and the things you experience in life affect more than you. This second volume covers Calvin’s sermons through to the end of Job chapter 31. (1-3) God boasts again over His servant Job. This is how the Septuagint (LXX) understands this text, saying that Job sat on the dung-hill outside the city. A complete set of Spurgeon's sermons is available in e-text format from Ages Software. (7-8) Job is smitten with painful and disgusting sores. She seems exasperated that God has not kept her righteous husband in the favored condition he deserves. Job was a man committed to the Lord and to his family. He is faithful to God despite losing his children and possessions. INTRODUCTION: 1. Before we leave this statement, we should also acknowledge that God again asserts Job’s righteousness. Look at Job 42:11. Many people quit God at this point. Therefore, endurance is submission to our sovereign God. JOB CHAPTER 2. This suffering is undeserved. Are we going to happily receiving God’s blessings and good things that come in life but then curse God and die when those blessings are removed? Most of the sermons not included in our collection are available from Emmet O'Donnell's excellent website in .pdf format. Sermon on Job. So often we forget that our lives are interconnected. Those who draw near to committing suicide and those who follow through are usually looking for relief from the pain in their lives. Only spare his life.” This verse is similar to 1:12, but there is a difference. Christians are not blocked from receiving the worst kinds of difficulties and pains in life. Death appears to be the only relief in the midst of suffering. If anyone is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be slain with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Though Satan is the one afflicting Job (1:12), we must also see that God declares that he himself afflicted Job also when Satan did this (2:3; 42:11). God’s answer is not that he is not responsible. Then more We cannot try to justify or defend God by saying that Satan did this action against Job outside of the power of God. Satan (the accuser) has pointed out that God’s policy of rewarding the righteous actually undermines, if not subverts, the very righteousness that God seeks to foster. C. v. 5-6a Job’s Commitment – Job served the family priest. “Do you still hold fast your integrity? I think Satan is correct. The second act of the heavenly scene. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Job 2. Yet Job did not sin or charge God with wrong (1:22). Rather, she chastises him for persisting in it. In 2:3, God confirms this description of Job and adds that there was none like him in the earth, and he holds fast his integrity. I do not believe that she hates her husband but thinks this is the logical response to this suffering. Job is not being punished for his sins. About the Author. Job experiences the most traumatic of trials. (Job 42:11 NASB). Job 2 – Job’s Health Is Destroyed A. Even if we lose family support, we will worship and serve the Lord. The disease was very grievous. Job is not receiving what he deserves as a sinner. Melvin Tinker. Questions and answers with John Piper. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. 3. Table of Contents Expand ↓ This is an important truth that we must consider. He provoked Job to curse God. Just because you are suffering does not mean that you are the one on trial. Even the most righteous individual will experience suffering. So you might as well curse God to his face, incur the wrath of God against you, and be done because their is no reason to serve God. (Job 12:2) "You've got all the answers, you've solved all the problems, you know everything. She has lost everything just like Job. He is not speaking about receiving from God what is morally good and morally evil. Or to say this as Job did: “Shall we receive good from God and shall we not receive adversity” (2:10). But the discussions of God and Satan are not done. God says that he destroyed Job “without reason.” This is a critical component of this book. 6 Yahweh said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. God was charged with doing too much good for the righteous so that they cannot serve God for who God is but only serve God for selfish reasons. He was upright. Job’s wife comes along with a solution for her husband. Job does not have false motives. Job is not receiving what he deserves as a sinner. “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” (1:21). Job too recognised the sovereignty of God, for example in 2:10, when he said to his wife: “Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble? We shall hear the storm burst and the thunder roll when next we meet.” (Bradley), ©2019 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. His righteousness did not insulate him from this reality. We would hope that this would be the end of the book. They are to be admired because they spoke their opinion about Job and his condition to Job himself, instead of speaking about him to others. Until chapter 2 she has lost just as much as Job has. 2. As the country-people say of an honest man," He acts straight," and as our fine old English word gives it, "straightforward." We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. We should also notice that God takes ownership of what has happened. At the moment we are left with the knowledge that Satan afflicted Job but also that God says also afflicted Job. Dr McGregor has carefully translated a further sixty-two sermons into modern, colourful, and vigorous English. If Job listens to her advice, then Satan is right. D. v. 6b Job’s Consistency – Job wasn’t a part time believer. In one day Job was stripped of his fortune and his family (seven sons and three daughters). Job 2:1-10 "THOU SPEAKEST AS ONE OF THE FOOLISH" If ever an individual faced adversity, it was Job. Your trials in life affect other people and other people’s trials affect you. 2. The scene shifts again and we are back in the heavenly court and God is again bragging about Job. The righteous are not exempt from suffering. God is able to bless his people and they will still serve him even if those physical blessings are removed. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Her solution is to curse God and die. Read: Job 1:1-8 What God says here is important for our consideration about how God runs the world particularly in regards to suffering. Chrysostom asks, "Why did the devil leave him his wife?'

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