You look me in the eye, in his sunken dark eyes. You look at me in eyes, I’m telling you, and I would not lie to you. This is intense isn’t it? He is getting right down to what is so troublesome about their interaction. Is there any injustice on my tongue? Cannot my pallet discern the cause of my calamity? Do you think if I had some serious sin, that justified all of this, wouldn’t I be the one to know it?
So, that is his rebuke. Now we get into the fourth and final section of Job’s response. It’s the seventh chapter, which I have just labeled as reflection. As if he begins to talk outload and talk to himself and he reflects upon two major things. The first six verses, he reflects upon life in general and its hardness and difficulty. …show more content…
In Job seven, verses one through six, the Bible says, Job is now reflecting, has not man a hard service on Earth? You will find a different rendition in the ASV, which you will at times here, because some of these words are exceedingly rare in the Old Testament and hard to translate, but we get the just and the parallel lines really help us to see the meaning. That is a series now of thoughts that all revolve around, life is hard, especially …show more content…
People need hope when we begin to fell hopeless and defeated, then we begin to erode from within and digress spiritually. We must maintain our hope. No.2, men and women, Christian people need strong faith. What is faith? Faith is, believing in God and believing who he is and what he has said, believing in the nature of God, in reality, not in fiction. You see, this is one of Job’s problems; his faith had some holes it along the way. He had a good foundation of faith, but there were some problems and it made things irreconcilable.
One of the things that we learn from the full complement of all of the revelation of God’s word is that God does not treat us adversarially, as we are his children. He may permit us to experience suffering and hardship in this life. But, those things are not indications, in and of themselves, of God’s displeasure and that’s all that Job could see. But, we can have a strong faith; we can have a more informed faith to know that that is not a necessary imprint. That we don’t have to look at bad things in our life and say oh, God must be displeased with me, that is not necessarily true.
God love us. Case and point, look at Jesus. Did Jesus ever have any hardship; did he ever have any suffering? And why, because God loves you and he sent his son to die for you and pay the price for your sins. Remember that. We need that foundation of faith. We need the real answers to God questions to hold onto when the storms
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What Job and J.B’s comforters do is talk with the characters and act in dialogue with the one suffering as to answer their questions with their own wisdom and understanding. In both J.B. and Job, the main characters have comforters join them during their time of suffering, and while they may miss the point of God’s testing J.B’s comforters drift away from a deeper Biblical understanding.
The view of fate the book of Job expresses, though similar in that it originates from God, differs in a few important ways. In Job, situations are predetermined to occur, but the personal choices of the people involved determine the outcome of the situation. The story of Job opens with Job's fate of suffering being planned. Satan presents himself in an audience before God. God makes example of Job, and Satan rebuffs, stating that Job's constancy is only because of God's preferential treatment. Satan tells God, "But put forth thy hand now and touch all he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face."(40). In response, power is given to Satan to torment Job as a test. Job's life and finally health are viciously mangled and destroyed by Satan. Though Job does not know the reasons behind his great suffering, we are told that "In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly."(41), and "In all this did not Job sin with his lips."(41). Self-pity creeps into Job's thoughts and words, but there is no disenchanted turn from God. Instead in Job the reader sees a turn to God for relief and
The theme of the Book of Job is the perseverance of the human spirit. Job loses everything but he does not lose his faith in God. “Job refuses to curse God” (Book). Job has not done anything to deserve this, but it is a test from God and Satan to see if Job is actually as
How do human beings talk about God in the face of poverty and suffering? This is the question the Book of Job raises for us. A moral and honorable man lives a prosperous, happy and fruitful life. As a wager between God and Satan on the issue of disinterested religion, they test to see if his faith and religion are actually disinterested. This leads to another question of whether human beings are capable of asserting their faith and talking about God in the face of suffering in a disinterested way. In his book “On Job: God-Talk and the Suffering of the Innocent” Gustavo Gutierrez makes the point that human beings, especially the poor, are capable of a disinterested faith and knowledge of God in the face of suffering. His application of liberation theology, way of talking about God, and interest in the poor allow Gutierrez to assert that human beings are capable of a disinterested religion in the face of poverty and suffering.
Job is a man very limited by God. As illustrated, he has only a negligible amount of agency to begin with. By the time God and Satan finish with him, he has virtually no control over his own life. The fragment of agency he does cling to is his ability to choose whether or not to curse God. No one, except himself, could prevent Job from cursing God. Yet, he refuses to curse God, even though He is responsible for his suffering.
As we have seen, God promises a blessing to those who trust in His word and strive to live by it. Christians do not want to miss out on God’s blessing, especially those waiting for Him to reveal something. Now reading any book of the Bible, even Job, one begins to understand that God will bless you as you strive to study and practice His way of life. The Bible prophetically warns of even more pain in many different forms then what is done here Job, and through this we begin to portray God in a different light (Janzen 2012). However, the book of Job reveals God’s level of intervention during such a violent time. Due to the context and dire situation it would be difficult to imagine anything more then the pain for the members of Job’s family and the community at that time. They needed encouragement and the assurance that the trials Job faced would soon be over. The evil powers of Satan that governed Job’s life for a moment would be destroyed, and a triumphant sense of peace would be reestablished. The message of Job was intended for those in a particular time and circumstances of pain. Christians familiar with other violent writings would understand the book's symbolism, for practically everything Job went through was a test that other biblical figures felt during similar times of persecution. Job’s story was written to all people that may face the same trials, and find peace after their
In brief, God sent His only son to die for our sins and as a result, citizens continue to suffer; the book of 'Job' is relative to those particular examples that I previously presented for evidence pertaining to trials, tribulations, and attempting to adhere to God's commands to endure a better lifestyle noticeably while kings are set in place to deceive and lead mankind to justice and
The Book of Job dives into the life of a blessed and faithful man in which his life takes an unsuspecting turn. From the loss of property and loved ones, to only be accused of wickedness by friends as the explanation of this calamity that has befallen Job. Author J. Gerald Janzen, whose personal struggle has opened a corridor that creates a connection with the life of Job takes us on a walk with Job through his journey from prosperity, to loss and bitterness then into the presence of God. At the Scent of Water will open our mind to the possibility of hope and grace to anyone who has gone through suffering in the past or is going through times of difficulty in the presence.
Peace Like River: The Importance of Faith in Life Many Christians wear faith as a suit of armor protecting them from life’s hardships. God guides believers through loss, poverty, and sickness. The common phrase, “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle” expresses this idea. The knowledge that they are not alone and have God’s protection gives them strength and hope.
““There are some who say we are not truly human until we have suffered” 1 as said by Katharine Dell. There is also a though throughout the bible that God makes us suffer for our wrongdoings and past offenses. If this is so, then the protagonist of the Book of Job put both of these thoughts to the test while remaining faithful to God. Similarly to Job in “John” chapter nine, Jesus’ disciples question him in regards to human suffering and punishment from God. The idea of punishing a child for their parents sins is an over arching idea in the bible that acts as an explanation to why human suffer. Throughout the Biblical book of Job, despite Job’s friends’ belief of his wrongdoing, Job remains faithful while searching for a reason for his
“The book of job” is poetic literacy, filled with knowledge, wisdom and inspiration. The book of job tackle very deep subject matter one all human being tends to do at some point of our life as “why righteous people suffer”, how god do nothing. In chapter 38 – 42 is perfect example of it. The author uses poetic dialoged between god and job to dig into the subject matter, illustrate how little, selfish we human being are. In Job demands god to answer the question. In response to job question the Lord spoke out of the storm. God reply to job, who is you to question me I will ask you question and you, shall answer me. (38.4)“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, job realize that did doesn’t have enough knowledge nor
In relation to the verse’s message to humanity, the first six verses focus on keeping the faith and having faith that the Lord has not forgotten you in times of hardship and remember he will always provide for you just as he has done in the past. This