Job Chapter 1 

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Job 1

 

 

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.

And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.

And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.

12 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.

13 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house:

14 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:

15 And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house:

19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

44 thoughts on “Job Chapter 1 

  1. “There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil.”
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    He was a man of complete integrity

  2. Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord . In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
    Job 1:20‭-‬22 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/job.1.20-22.KJV

    This is where I need to be. I know that it is going to take a lot of work to get there. To be able to worship God; even in the midst of a hurricane. I don’t know how else to describe what Job went through. I couldn’t even imagine losing all that you are in charge of in the short time that satan did to test Job’s faithfulness to God. Now for me to worship God in the midst of my storms; that has been a challenge. I’ll admit that sometimes I failed at first, but I continued to push through. That is what I want: to be able to just drop and worship God like Job. Thank you Jesus for this reminder of how and when to worship You.
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  3. And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord , and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
    Job 1:7‭-‬8 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/job.1.7-8.KJV
    God saw that Job would be able to stand in the midst of this monsoon, he knew how much he loved his children, but more than that, God knew how much Job loved him, and he knew if anyone Job would still maintain his integrity. God knows what he is doing when he chooses us for certain situations, he knows what we can handle! And he wont bear us down, we do that ourselves! Thank you God for Job as an example of true humility!
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  4. 20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
    21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
    22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

    Wonder what kind of response we would’ve had. How do you respond to God when trouble sets in? We should model after job, a man named perfect and upright in the eyes of God – when there’s trouble, worship and bless the Lord. “This is how I fight my battles!”

  5. 21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
    22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

    I know people if 20% of this stuff happened to them attitude change drastically to feeling victimized by God. Job had an understanding that most people don’t this world owes us nothing and we’re not granted any favors for anything special. We came in this world with nothing and we will leave with nothing. We will never be exempt from bad things happening but the only difference is the attitude in which we look at it. If we can learn to worship God when all hell breaks loose in our lives our whole lives will look different because our perspective on it changed.

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    21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

    22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

    Thus begins the story of a man who loved God so much that in the midst of completel crisis of life he still trusted God………where did Jobs strength come from it had to be such a love that no one or no circumstances was going to rob him of this trust.

    Job appears to be well equipped and prepared in the alter he had already made before the crisis had hit. He prayed for his family and brought sacrifices just in case they had sinned the opening statements of this book. How is my altar really? Renew in me daily a tight spirit oh Lord to walk in the Spirit and not the flesh. In Jesus name.

  7. Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord !” In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God.
    Job 1:20‭-‬22 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/job.1.20-22.NLT

    What would it take for us to be Job like in our attitudes? Even in our darkest hour can we still praise the Lord? How to take the devastation of this life and turn it into praise. What an ability! Strive to be like Job! To give God glory even when we’ve been robbed of everything. That’s intense. It’s deep. I praise You God! You give and take away. I bow to Your Majesty, my King!

  8. 9-10 Satan retorted, “So do you think Job does all that out of the sheer goodness of his heart? Why, no one ever had it so good! You pamper him like a pet, make sure nothing bad ever happens to him or his family or his possessions, bless everything he does—he can’t lose!

    11 “But what do you think would happen if you reached down and took away everything that is his? He’d curse you right to your face, that’s what.” MSG

    It is very funny how Satan can think that everyone in the world can be like him. When he rose up against God in heaven he was put in his place. We find since his fall he has tried to create an environment of hate and discontentment. He is trying his best to convince everyone that he is all powerful and he is more readily available to bless you more than God.

    But it is the church’s mission to defeat the kingdom of Satan and all the evil by the power and authority in the name of Jesus. While Satan is trying to remind us of our wretched past we need to always remind him of his future. We can strive to be like Job, by seeking first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. We will be more prosperous in the kingdom of God then we will in this old world.

    I give you glory (hey!)
    I give you praise (hey!)
    ‘Cause my enemy (did not triumph)

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    I give you glory (hey!)
    I give you praise (hey!)
    ‘Cause my enemy (did not triumph)

    My dance said (my dance)
    Will crush Satan (will crush Satan)
    Under (under my feet)
    I declare (I declare)
    What you gon’ declare?
    I got victory

    Romans 16:20 states it this way-
    20And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

    I love the Kingdom!

  9. 2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

    3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.

    A complete household he had 10 of everything. Remember when brother David Smith said 10 was the number of completion. 10 toes, 10 fingers, 10% of your first fruit.
    Job had 10 of each thing. To me the ideal would see he couldn’t ask for anything more because he was complete. I believe what we’re seeing here is a complete man being made incomplete and still following the Lord. After all this was stripped away he falls to his face with a shaven head naked and says the Lord give and the Lord take. All he knew was to worship God, and that should be our response to trials as well.
    God I fear you!

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    10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

    This scripture along with many others inform us that God is the one that blesses us and allows us to prosper! Increase is in the hands of God and it is the will of God to bless his people. I realize Job loses it all, but that does not remove the fact that the blessing came from God all along. Put up a hedge y’all over your family and that hedge is the blood of Jesus.

  11. 20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

    He worshipped.

    Wow, through all this, Job worshipped God. Tha mantle is a type of covering, and him shaving his head, the hair is a type of covering. Job took off what was covering him too make sure there was nothing standing between him and God. How often have we curled up in a ball and pouted, when something doesnt go our way? Through all this Job worshipped God. The absolute worst day in His Life, he worshipped God. Because Job seek after God, we can see the value of seeking after Gods Kingdom first. Job also had an alter that was used very very often. So how is your alter?

  12. 1:5 And it was so, when the days of their. Wasting we’re gone about , that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burned offering according to the number of them all. For Job said, it may be. That my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts, Thus did Job continually.
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    Oh God!!!! That I may find myself praying for my kids,fam with the same ferventcy, desperate need as Job did. That I may be walking in the Spirit all the time, and not just pray according to feelings…
    It’s me , oh Lord standing in the need of prayer🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  13. FIRST THE KINGDOM
    FEAR THE KING

    22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

    This may be the oldest trick of satan. He acquires permission to tempt the people of GOD for a season in hopes of destroying their FAITH in and FEAR for GOD. This happens when people blame GOD for troubles instead of satan.

    GOD is good and he permits perils on man to prove mans FAITH in GOD not to destroy man. An honest fear for and respect of GOD will prevent this calamity from happening to us today. We are called to FEAR THE KING and walk with and for HIM.

    JESUS, I FEAR YOU is a wise approach to aborting this deceitful feeling and attitude.

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  14. Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord .
    Job 1:20‭-‬21 KJV

    Laying everything at His feet, and know that GOD is still in control of everything you face. Thank you Jesus for being my comforter, strength, peace, and giving me a sound mind!!

  15. 22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

    An attitude of gratitude – Job was definitely having a bad day as we say it. We complain and grumble at the smallest things, and yet here was a man who it appears in one day lost everything but the few servants who “escaped” to tell him what happened, and his wife.

    Yet we find that his character and integrity shined through with his real relationship with the Lord when he rent his clothes, and gave thanks for what happened that day instead of complaining to the Lord about what happened.

    True character and integrity shows when we are placed in a situation where it appears that all hell has been loosed against us. When we find ourselves at the place of complaining about the small things in life that doesn’t amount to anything, we must recognize that if we are tested in any manner similar to Job we had better have a change of attitude.

    I believe God allows us to go through trials until we possess the correct attitude and learn whatever test the trail has to teach us. It behooves us to examine ourselves at the altar and ask God what He is wanting us to learn so that we can progress and come through the test without losing our integrity.

  16. Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

    21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

    22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

  17. When these celebrations ended—sometimes after several days—Job would purify his children. He would get up early in the morning and offer a burnt offering for each of them. For Job said to himself, “Perhaps my children have sinned and have cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular practice.
    Job 1:5 NLT

    It was Job’s regular practice to rise up early and make intercession for his children. This was well-intentioned and honorable and good. We should all have a regular practice of intercession.

    However, the passage makes no mention of the repentance of Job’s children. Job was worried about their sins. Job provided the sacrifices, and Job offered them. In essence, instead of trying to dissuade his children from committing sin, Job was trying to alleviate the consequences of their sins. This never works. Every time we try to manage the painful consequences of our children’s sinful actions, we embolden them to continue on their sin-filled path.

    Eli was condemned by God because he restrained not his children. As parents, we must be committed to prayer and to teaching God’s ways. We must be strong enough to confront our children’s sinful behavior and to allow the painful consequences of sin to work repentance in them when they refuse to heed sound doctrine. We must stop bailing them out of trouble and stop making their sacrifices for them. We must teach them to consistently bring their own offerings to God with a repentant heart.

  18. 20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
    21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
    22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

    It takes practice to change how we react to adversity. If we notice that complaining always comes out, practice changing how we speak or think. It’s a habit and habits can be changed if we put effort into it.

  19. “While he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with this news: “The fire of God has fallen from heaven and burned up your sheep and all the shepherds. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.””
    ‭‭Job‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Not everything that happens to us come from God. See in this verse the messenger to Job “ the fire of God has fallen from heaven “ but that fire did not come from God, he gave permission to satan to test Job. We have to have spiritual eyes to discern who is the one sending the messenger. Not all messengers are send by God.

  20. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
    Job 1:22 KJV

    Too often when things go wrong, we want to blame God for it or we think this should not have happened to us. Why, we pay our tithes and offerings, go to church and pray regularly. Yet, scripture tells us that we should not think it strange when fiery trials come our way. Job just continued to worship and so should we, knowing the One who can get us through it.

  21. These scriptures really speak to me about how even though job lost everything he stayed faithful and no matter what the devil throws at you if you stand with the lord and his words you can battle anything.

  22. Job 1:1, “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feareth God and eschewed evil.”

    “One that feareth God.”
    “GOD, I Fear You!” (I’m practising my 100 times a say).

  23. 21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

    I came into this world with nothing and when i leave this world i cant take anything with me. Regardless how much you have how much you have been blessed with, you have to remember where you came from.

  24. Job 1:20 -21 [Amp] Then Job arose and rent his robe and shaved his head and fell down upon the ground and worshiped. [21] And said, Naked without possessions ) came I ( into this world) from my mother’s womb, and naked and naked without possessions) shall I depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed ( praised and magnified in worship) be in the name of the Lord ! Fear him and walk with him.

  25. I Love To Worship The Lord
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    Job had no awareness of the heavenly scene which the author has drawn from us. Satan clearly organized the timing of the devastation of Job to suggest divine intervention

  26. 12 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.

    Job lived righteously and had integrity. This reminds me of people in the church, just because they go through some hard times doesn’t mean they aren’t living holy. It could be a test or a trial Gods allowing to build them stronger. Job was protected and blessed of God, the challenge was if he lost it all would he remain faithful? This should be our mentality that no matter what is taken or added from our physical life that we not allow it to effect our spiritual walk.

  27. 20 Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. 21 He said,

    “I came naked from my mother’s womb,
    and I will be naked when I leave.
    The Lord gave me what I had,
    and the Lord has taken it away.
    Praise the name of the Lord!”

    Im sure we’ve all had trials come at us left and right but the difference with Job is that he worshipped. He didn’t curse God or hate Him but worshipped Him. That’s the beauty of when you have a relationship with Him is that you know His will. God told satan to not touch him and no matter what got destroyed, perished, vanished Job knew that he came into this world with nothing and shall leave with nothing either. This reminds me of the importance to have the amor of God. Satan can try to beat you up all you can but when you have the armor of God nothing shall pass and hurt us. He can’t touch us unless Jesus lets him. I worship you today and always Lord!!!! You are my rock!!!

  28. Job was living the best life. Sometimes we are too, but we can not be caught up in what the world is doing, we have to seek him first. You might be living the best life and bad things start to happen, that is probably God testing you seeing was you will do. Don’t give up the very moment it’s hard, just keep on trucking and you will make your way out of the mud. Keep holding on to him and he will find your solution or your way out. KEEP BELIEVING POFW!!!😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

  29. Satan insinuates that Job’s motive is purely selfish. He serves God, not for love of God, or for love of goodness, but for what he gets by it. This kind of fear of God is lacking from our current world but it was not lacking from the life of job. We will soon read and see that Job loved and heard God.

    My pray is that one day those around me and my children will see this same character in me and desire to fear God in the same manner. This and people will fade away but God is eternal and what we do for Him ks eternal.

  30. 8 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

    What does the Lord say about you? Have you ever considered what concept the Lord may have about you? How does he view you? What comes to his mind when your name is mentioned? To know how my friend thinks I must spent time with my friend. It is all about relationship. When you can predict the way you fried may say some things that’s when you know you have gotten to know him and him you.

  31. When these celebrations ended—sometimes after several days—Job would purify his children. He would get up early in the morning and offer a burnt offering for each of them. For Job said to himself, “Perhaps my children have sinned and have cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular practice.
    Job 1:5 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/job.1.5.NLT

    Oh how important it is to cover your children in prayer, no matter their ages.

  32. Verse 1 AMP “There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God [with reverence] and abstained from and turned away from evil [because he honored God].” In the MSG version it says that Job hated evil with a passion, as we should also. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 AMP tells us “Abstain from every form of evil [withdraw and keep away from it].”

  33. 1 There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil.

    Men, insert your name here. How many can measure up to Job. He feared and served God. He had know idea what he was about to face. But he practiced what he heard.

  34. 20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

    He WORSHIPPED!!!……… most everything had been taken away but he worshipped . To keep our spirit right, without backbiting or murmuring. Im pretty sure that him worshipping GOD got him through such a hard time!!!

  35. Job 1:20:-22 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away ; blessed be the name of the Lord. In all this job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

    Satan failed. Instead of cursing God, Job worshipped. He had lost two of life’s most precious possessions: family and wealth. Yet he remained upright. A third blessing, his health, was left alone.

    Worship is the way fight!

  36. 11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
    12 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.
    16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
    18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house:
    19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

    Job I believe is the true expression of a just man. He is the epitome of this powerful example. A pure upright man, oh the privilege to be called by the creator “A perfect, and upright man”. Wow.

    In these particular set of scriptures what screams out to me is how God himself essentially turns over the assets of Job and his family over to the enemy!

    The heart of Job was pure and upright, it really demonstrates that God knew he could trust Job even after God released all that pertained to Job to the accessibility of Satan. What a heart, what a fear of God that job possessed. And what a trust that was yielded to Job from God, what a confidence that Jesus placed on Job.

    I am sure the loss of all of his servants, cattle, sheep, and family was extremely painful to bare. It was a time of despair and pain. I am sure this would be enough to have rattled him and caused him to wonder and perhaps lose faith.

    But what really arrested my attention, was that Satan was afforded all power from God himself to have and do as he pleased with the assets of Job. The only mandate was that he could not place his hand upon Job.

    But as I read this portion of scripture I see how the enemy would try to tempt Job to a degree that would cause Job to forever lose faith in God or so one would think.
    During this terrible affliction in the life of Job it amazes me that the very resources that God created were seemingly used against Job.

    It was God’s creation, the Sabeans (mankind) a group of people that came and slew the servants and took asses, and the oxen

    It was fire, God’s creation that fell from heaven that consumed all of his sheep

    It was the element of wind God’s creation that came from the wilderness that blew the 4 corners of the house were his family was dwelling and each was killed

    I see in this passages it was much more then affliction of losing all the assets and family, but to watch all of these taken from you with the very resources of the creation of God himself! After watching this being destroyed by the elements that were created by God, yet he asked no questions, he questioned not God. WOW!

    What a faith, what a trust, what a confidence! Yet he closes by simply renting his mantle, shaving his head, and worshiping! He closes by stating naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

    Job could have become bitter, it was a demonstration as though God himself was against Job by allowing his resources to consume his assets, yet he charged God not foolishly! What a heart of righteousness, what a pure heart! What a faith!

    As for me, for months now I have become hungry to walk in the absolute righteousness of God, to know his righteousness, to have a upright heart before God has been my desire. If my heart is not right all else is of no value. I am not interested in all of the fanfare, it has become tiresome. My prayer is that my heart be right with my creator.

    Taking a stand will always reward a cold shoulder. My whole purpose for living for God is to try and keep this vessel that he created as pure and upright before God as I possibly can.

    It is a charge I lay upon myself to maintain this vessel as upright and pure. It is not to impose upon others or act better than anyone else. I’ll say it till I die, I am just a sinner that is redeemed by grace and mercy. I am a nobody, rather Jesus Christ is everything. I owe it all to him.

    God lead me in the paths of righteousness, show me and enlighten me that I can possess a pure and upright heart before thee. That thy word always be a light unto my feet and a light unto my path.

    That may faith be anchored in your word, as you stated that your word will never pass away, that my mind be stayed on you in perfect peace. Help me that my faith fail me not!

    I would endeavor to say that in pursuit of being upright and righteous one will be presented with many afflictions.

    Psalm 34:19
    Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

  37. “His sons used to hold feasts in their homes on their birthdays, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.”
    ‭‭Job‬ ‭1:4-5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    As teachers we always tell our kids that mom and dad cannot have a relationship with Jesus for you, explaining its their responsibility to read His word and seek him on their own. But here we find Job with grown children still making things “right” for his children. I fear there are still some of us that lack our own relationship with God and simply rely on the relation Pastor holds with God. Let’s grow up and seek Him for ourselves instead of always relying on the man of God to seek after him for us.

  38. 1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

    20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
    21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
    22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

    We start with learning Job was God fearing and perfect. In between these passages we read about all that he has and his riches. Satan obtains permission to mess with his life and in one short chapter Job loses so very much. After going through this trial he still worships God! I can say from experience how hard it is to worship through your storm. And I didn’t have near the hardship that Job has in this chapter. Yet he still worships and does not say one word against the creator! Too often our mouth gets us in trouble!

  39. While reading this chapter of the book of Job, I find that this verse is outstanding. What a reality, and what truth.

    In the New King James Version bible it states it this way:

    “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

    1 Timothy 6:7 King James Version (KJV)

    7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

    When we were born we came with nothing to this world. As the years go by, we watch God compass us about with blessings, and many victories and he affords us the breath of life. As we grew older we witness that we have been blessed with the generosity of God’s goodness. When the time comes, and as recorded in the word of God, it is appointed unto man once to die. When we reach this arena the only thing that will be of any significance is how we lived our life before our creator, and most importantly what we have done for Christ. Recorded within the pages of my record in heaven, my prayer is that it would be said “well done thou good and faithful servant”.

    How was our worship unto God? While we afforded life here earth, did lift up Holy hands without wrath and doubting? Was my heart pure, was my labor within my local church done with a pure heart? The mere thought of this propels me to seek the face of God to a higher degree. What a waste if I function, and my heart be not upright, what a deception.

    While reading this chapter it states Job was blameless, and upright one who feared God and shunned evil. Job was a blameless man indicating a honest man who was faithful, generous to the poor, fair in treatment. He was upright “straight, right”. When Job lost his family and all he had it amazes me how his love for God was unmoved, he was persuaded that Jesus was his anchor!

    Oh, that my persuasion be of this type of faith. God help me.

    His loyalty and his trust was fully placed in God.

    Job no doubt was devastated regarding the lost of his family and all that he had. While reading this chapter I place myself in Job’s situation and I think to myself, how would I have reacted to this season in my life?

    Everyone passes thru seasons that we might not understand. But forever it will ring in my head “ I will never leave you nor forsake you, but I will be with you even unto the ends of the earth”. I don’t always have to understand it all, but as long as I keep holding to that nailed scared hand, that hand that reaches down and picks me up when I fall. He said “I am a friend that sticketh closer even then a brother”.

    We must know that God is with us and he proves to us on a daily. His daily blessings towards us are great.

    Jobs reaction towards God was amazing because he didn’t curse God. His reaction towards this terrible event was that he blessed and worship the Lord.

    When I look upon my life, I must say I am blessed. For this reason I will say as the psalmist David said –

    I will bless the Lord at all times and his praise shall continually be in my mouth!

  40. There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

    2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

    3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.

  41. What an example of love for God alot of us would be saying why God but I want to be like Job praising God no matter what tomorrow brings or what it has in store

  42. There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

    2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

    3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.

    4 And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

    5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

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