And of course this is a protest against god, because, the lord gives and the lord takes away 1. Analysis this is one of the best known passages from the book of job. Analysis this is a key passage for setting the stage for all that follows. Job prays for gods forgiveness of them and god accepts his prayer. The book of job god did not give satan power biblebro. We must trust god we must trust not only that he does what is best but that he knows what is ahead. May 14, 2018 the lord gives and the lord takes away and the lord gives again. Job 1, english standard version 2016 esv the bible app. 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. Youll get this book and many others when you join bible gateway plus. For 33 years, he served as pastor of bethlehem baptist church, minneapolis, minnesota.
God rebukes job s three friends and orders them to make a sacrifice. In this lesson we will look at several lessons from the book of job on. You must understand who god is and who satan is, what they know, and what their motivation is. This summary of the book of job provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of job. The book of job is a highly controversial book of mostly confusing information. If job was blameless, why did god allow satan to afflict. The book of mormon has helped millions of people feel closer to god. The book of job discusses why god allows pain and suffering. I was naked, with nothing, when i came from my mothers womb. Aug 25, 2009 but why did job make the statement, the lord gives and the lord takes away. How many times did god allow satan to tempt job in the bible. Its important to remember that the idea that god gives and takes away, was spoken by job.
The book of job in the bible is really a fantastic book. Please watch this winlight quick bite to find out what it is. Five truths for sufferers from the book of job themelios. In my opinion, the book of job is a greatly underused resource for endurance in discipleship in the midst of deep pain. God does not answer their questions about job s guilt or innocence, but rather speaks about the created order and contrasts what god can do with what humans are able to do. The prose prologue chapters one and two and the epilogue 42. The book of job, in the old testament, opens with words both majestic and onceuponatimeish. It seems that job learned something, but that something seems to get forgotten by us today. Where were you when i laid the foundation of the earth. The lord gives, the lord takes away, blessed be the name of. Given how christians are yet inclined to look for a divine reason behind catastrophes and personal tragedies.
Given how christians are yet inclined to look for a divine reason behind catastrophes and. What did job mean when he said the lord giveth, and the. Satan, the thief, has come to kill, steal, and destroy john 10. Misfortune befalls job, and, in three cycles of speeches, his three friends give the explanation that this must be punishment from god for his sins, and they urge him to repent. But when satan had done his work of taking job s wealth and family, job said in 1. Dec 17, 2019 the lord gave, and the lord has taken away. The point of the book of job is to teach us that the mystery of evil is a mystery of a wartorn and unfathomably complex creation, not the mystery of gods allcontrolling will. God removes job s protection, and gives permission to the angel to take his wealth, his children, and his physical health but not his life.
Now, the subject that i have been assigned comes to us from the book of job, particularly verse 21 of the first chapter. Thirdly, and most significantly, the writer of the book of job does not agree. Whether the lord gives us health and temporal blessings or not, if we patiently suffer according to his will, in the end we shall be happy. The lord giveth, the lord taketh away sermon by herman e. It is common to view the narrative frame as the original core of the book, enlarged later by the poetic dialogues and discourses, and sections of the book such as the elihu speeches and the wisdom poem of chapter 28 as late insertions, but recent trends have tended to concentrate on the. Interestingly, the daughters received an equal share of their fathers inheritance. The book of job is part of the three wisdom books of the bible. Did you notice that in the two heavenly scenes god handed job over to satans power. And so he protests that the day of his birth should never have been. In rabbinical literature, job is called one of the prophets of the gentiles.
Job was a righteous man dedicated to god, and was allowed to go through a terrible time of great pain and loss in order to prove that he would remain loyal to god. Birmingham, alabama at the bush hill church of christ. Christian standard bible very well, the lord told satan, everything he owns is in your power. The book of job introduces us to a man who, by gods own admission, is blameless and upright and who suffers for no reason job 2. For job said, it may be that my children have sinned and cursed god in their hearts. On the contrary, we read that it was the enemy who took away all those things. There have been so many times where i have had to deal with issues health issues, personal tragedies, etc. When he learns that his home has collapsed, killing his whole family, job responds with prayer equanimity. The meaning of the book of job is found in gods and satans conversation in heaven. We get to see the omniscient perspective throughout the book that the catalyst for all that happens in this story is actually satan himself. In chapters one and two, job was put to the test by god through gods wager with satan, and the reasons for this suffering were independent of and unknown to job.
The lord answers job then the lord answered job out of the whirlwind and said. Addressing the problem of theodicy the vindication of the justice of god in the light of humanitys suffering it is a rich theological work setting out a variety of perspectives. I would like to explore five ways the book addresses suffering in the following pages. When challenged by the satans questioning of job s sincerity, the lord gives leave for a series of catastrophes to afflict job. Job cannot see any reason now for why he should have ever been given life or why his life should be preserved if there is going to be so much misery. In todays dispensation, job would be a believer who has been made righteous by the blood of jesus. The lord s praise of job prompts an angel with the title of satan accuser to suggest that job served god simply because god protected him.
Job and peter were hedged about by the lord satan couldnt get to them without the lord s first removing a measure of his protection. The lord gives and the lord takes away and the lord gives again. The book of job and the paradox of suffering my jewish learning. How the gospel gives new purpose and meaning to our jobs traeger, sebastian, gilbert, greg d. Naked i came from my mothers womb, and naked i shall return.
We never hear anyone say the lord gives and the lord takes away and the lord gives again. But satan the accuser comes before the lord, and god allows him to test job. The gives and the lord takes away sometimes i ask the lord why he took her, my daughter read this at her funeral, she read this to me the night before too this is what she read to me. We know that god cares for all of his children, so it is reasonable to assume that god has a measure of protection surrounding each of us. When we begin to understand things like our union with god, and how we are complete in christ, lacking nothing, much of our worship music loses meaning. It is important to clarify at the outset, however, that the book of job is not universally relevant and is not intended to be.
The book of job consists of a prose prologue and epilogue narrative framing poetic dialogues and monologues. Only the names of the daughters after restoration are mentioned, kezia, jemimah and kerenhappuch. Everything seems to be going fine, when suddenly all of hells forces are let loose against job. Just curious, did you notice the names of the sons of job before or after the suffering are not mentioned. Job said the lord gives, and the lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the lord. Mar 27, 2018 everything seems to be going fine, when suddenly all of hells forces are let loose against job. This is the theological and ethical question being explored in the poetic dialogues to follow in job 327. Job s friends insist that his plight can only be a. Satan had revealed his cynicism when he had said does job fear god for nothing. The book of job has been widely given the theme of patience and we see this mentioned in the new testament book of james.
Job says that it was ultimately the lord himself who took away his family and wealth. Rabbi breitowitz responds to these fundamental issues based on the book of job. Naked i came from my mothers womb, and naked i will leave this life. You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. The lord gives, the lord takes away, blessed be the name. It is god who gives and, therefore, god can take away. The book of job, named after its protagonist apparently not an israelite. At the end of the book, god gives job twice as much wealth as he had before, along with seven sons and three daughters. The book begins with the description of job as a just and upright man. This is one of the best known passages from the book of job. He isnt to blame for anything bad that happens to us. Trust in god job had such great faith that he could honestly say, even though he slay me, i will hope in him job.
In the face of all of that tragedy, he remains steadfast. God rebukes jobs three friends and orders them to make a sacrifice. The contents of the book, together with its artistic structure and elegant style, place it among the literary masterpieces of all time. But on examination of the first few chapters of the book of job, can we find where job s family, life and business were taken by god. Throughout the book, job, his wife, and his friends speculate on why he, an upright man, suffers. That life may not be all fun, games and pleasantness. What happened to jobs wife after she repeatedly told him.
Introduction turn in bibles to job 42 this morning, we are finishing up our series on the major themes of job in doing so, we have barely touched this book, and i hope all of you took my challenge when we started this series to read again the book of job with fresh eyes as we move into this christmas season. Sep 12, 2010 the lord giveth, the lord taketh away. Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge. The lord gives more than he takes away, but whatever happens, we can say with confidence, blessed by the name of the lord. Job was blameless, meaning no sin was found in him. 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.
Job s story invites us to consider what it means that god runs the world by wisdom, and how this truth can bring peace in dark times. What did job mean when he said the lord giveth, and the lord. The book of job is one of the literary masterpieces of all time, and provides a profound discussion on the suffering of a just man. Does satan have to get gods permission before he can. Look at the book the lord gives and takes away job 19.
Jul 27, 2019 look at the book the lord gives and takes away job 19. Job had such great faith that he could honestly say, even though he slay me, i will hope in him job. The book of job god did not give satan power the common belief that god gives power to satan by permission to test our faith or teach us some lesson is one reason that many believers in christ have departed from the faith or resent god. The lord gives and the lord takes away god versus religion. When challenged by the satans questioning of jobs sincerity, the lord gives leave for a series of catastrophes to afflict job. Prepared for delivery at the magic city lectureship. There was a man in the land of uz, whose name was job.
Job gets a glimpse of this and repents of his initial conclusion that the lord gives and the lord takes away. But on examination of the first few chapters of the book of job, can we find where jobs family, life and business were taken by god. Although most of the book consists of the words of job and his friends, job himself was not the author. Jun 29, 2017 jobs misery is divided into two segments in the scriptures. Job 1 erv job, the good man there was a man bible gateway. We know that job s wealth and family were greatly restored and increased to him as we read in job 42. Now, the subject that i have been assigned comes to us from the book of job, particularly verse 21 of the first chapter, but i want us to read the first five.666 664 1388 431 1590 692 151 47 163 772 1518 1521 147 100 78 1020 517 1335 400 1258 1020 543 938 955 1476 1032 1411 1139 95 96 1265 1446 509 1383 1391 1156 773 905 288 1306 1 832 760