Scripture Job 1:1-7. By pastor Dennis L. Johnson
Scripture Prov.8:13. October 3, 2013
This review allows us to do two things, (1) look back at what was already studied, and (2) Give us
additional information about Job’s life.
Read Job.1:1 again.
In verse 1, the Lord makes it clear, Job was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. Job feared God. there are several definitions’ for the word
fear, so, how did Job fear God?. The psalmist wrote the fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate, said the Lord (Read Proverbs 8:13).
Since Job feared God, Job had to constantly be on guard
so that evil, pride, arrogance, and a perverse mouth did not creep up into his heart, emotions, or character.
Read Job 1:4-5 again.
Like any God fearing parent Job was concerned about two things, (1) that his children has a good relationship
with the Lord. (2) Job worried that somehow his children would curse God while parting.
In verse 5 we see Job offering burnt offerings according to the number of his children. Job did what any loving father would do for his children, try to make restitution
between his children and God. There was three flaws in Job’s sacrifices, (1) Job can not make atonement for his sons sins. (2) The blood of bulls and goats can not take away sin (Read Heb.10:1-39). (3) What is God’s personal opinion about sacrificing
animals to Him? (Read Heb.10:1-8).
Read Job 1:6.
This meeting between the sons of God, Satan, and God Himself took place high in the heavens, and before the foundation of the world. The sons of God were actually the angelic angels watching this
spiritual battle between Satan and God. Job had no idea why he was suffering such calamity.
This is how it is with all belivers, we suffer pain, loss of loved ones and have no idea why these things happen to us.