Job Chapter 5 

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Job 5

 

Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?

For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:

Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:

10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:

11 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

12 He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.

14 They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

15 But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.

16 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.

17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.

19 He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.

20 In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.

21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

22 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

23 For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

24 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.

25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.

27 Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

51 thoughts on “Job Chapter 5 

  1. Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
    Job 5:17‭-‬18 KJV

    Only if i would’ve had this understanding early in my childhood. I could’ve kept my parents going through the grief i caused them. Now as a young adult in the Lord i see things clearly. Correction can be hard to take, but i know that His love for me is molding me to be all i can be in His KINGDOM! Why… because He loves me❤❤❤
    For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
    Proverbs 3:12 KJV

  2. 8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
    9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
    10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:

    The entire basis of his argument is that everything that is good God does and does not allow any bad things to happen to his people. In fact all of his friends are using that argument that is something is going on in your life causing trouble then that is God’s judgment. While God does integrate a reaping and sowing harvest that doesn’t mean everything that bad happens to us as punishment or consequences for our actions. God clearly tell Satan in the story that he was allowed to attack him even though there was no cause and he was blameless. Every time something happens to us that is displeasing we should not be quick to assume it’s a results of our actions. there are times when God is just testing our faith or teaching us something. During these times in his best that we purge ourselves of anything that could be hindering our walk with God but rejoice that God is allowing us to go through a trial. Like the book of James says, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations

  3. 2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

    17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

    Praise God for his wisdom and knowledge. Thank God for his corrections and that he does not turn us over to the world.

  4. 8 “But as for me, I would seek God, And to God I would commit my cause–
    9 Who does great things, and unsearchable, Marvelous things without number.

    Sometimes we need that one friend to remind us in the mist of our chaos that its not over. That God can do miraculous things without number, meaning there is no limit on God. There could be 1,000,000 miracles at once or even 2,000,000 it doesn’t matter because God can do anything. Eliphaz told Job if it were me I’d just seek God I would seek ye first the Kingdom basically is what he said and I couldn’t agree anymore than that. That’s the kind of friends we need. The ones that tell you they would seek God first.

  5. Job 5

    0-26 “In famine, he’ll keep you from starving,
    in war, from being gutted by the sword.
    You’ll be protected from vicious gossip
    and live fearless through any catastrophe.
    You’ll shrug off disaster and famine,
    and stroll fearlessly among wild animals.
    You’ll be on good terms with rocks and mountains;
    wild animals will become your good friends.
    You’ll know that your place on earth is safe,
    you’ll look over your goods and find nothing amiss.
    You’ll see your children grow up,
    your family lovely and lissome as orchard grass.
    You’ll arrive at your grave ripe with many good years,
    like sheaves of golden grain at harvest.
    27 “Yes, this is the way things are—my word of honor!
    Take it to heart and you won’t go wrong.”

    In the midst of adversity He is tight there in the midst. His arms always open . He is the shelter in the midst. He is my song in the midnight. He is my joy in the morning. He is my deepest desire . There is never enough time to spend in His presence. In the quiet still times He becomes the strength that I no longer can find. He has become everything to me. Both great and small. I watch how He will sprinkle throughout the day a bit of glitter from His precious promises to allow His warmth to soothe the soul. Oh He is the water the strength the assurance It is well in my soul! I will eat my own words. Thank you .

    Psalm 37:4 English Standard Version (ESV)

    4 Delight yourself in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

    Job 5
    17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

    He cares enough to make sure I’m not straying from the path He has set me on. I’m grateful for the love and guidance of the Father as much as I am from my own dad who would correct me . Oh the love to be shown where I need improvement. Trials will purge the ugly out if we allow it to. Thank you Father.

  6. 1 Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?

    2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

    3 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

    4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

    5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

    6 Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

    7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

    When we try to walk without Jesus nothing will end up the way you thought. Be appealing to God, because at the end of the day he’s the only truth.

  7. 8. If I were you, I would go to God and present my case to him.

    9. He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles. NLT

    Leave it there, leave it there
    Just take your burden to the Lord
    Oh and leave it there
    If you trust him through your doubt
    He will surely bring you out.
    Take your burden to the Lord
    And leave it there.

  8. “If I were you, I would go to God and present my case to him. He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.
    Job 5:8‭-‬9 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/job.5.8-9.NLT

    Godly friends are a gift. Eliphaz was trying to help Job the best he could. He was simply saying just go before God and ask His forgiveness, that way IF you’ve done anything offense against Him you’ll be covered. I can understand. That’s what we pray when we repent. “Lord, if there’s anything I did that I didn’t realize was sin, please forgive me.”

  9. 8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
    9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:

    When you feel like you’re at a loss and don’t know what else to do, do what you know to do and seek the Lord! He’s never failed so we have no reason to not trust His plan.

  10. 5:8,9 I would seek unto God, and u to God would I commit
    My cause.
    Which forth great things under Chablé ; marvelous things without number.
    🙏

  11. Job 5:17-18 [Amp] Happy and fortunate is the man who me God reprove ; so do not despise or reject the correction of the Almighty [ subjecting you to trial and suffering]. [18] For He wounds, But He binds up; He smites; But his hands heal. God is our protecter, our healer, and correcter . I am so grateful for his love and guildness. He is our redeemer . Kingdom First.

  12. 2For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
    3I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation. KJV

    2Surely resentment destroys the fool,
    and jealousy kills the simple.
    3I have seen that fools may be successful for the moment,
    but then comes sudden disaster. NLT

    As we see here in the scripture, only fools will be despised. The scripture states in psalms 14:
    The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.

    We find that sometimes in life there will be snares that allow items to affect our spirit and our lives. When the roots of plants such as resentment and jealousy take hold of the ground it tends to take over and run rampant. When it becomes necessity to have what others have and when want becomes need, the result is chaos. There is never enough and never anyone good enough to meet your desires and your needs. We find many foolish will suffer harm.
    Proverbs 13:20 states-
    Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

    When you let these seeds of despair root in your life nothing will ever prosper. That breeds pride and vanity because in a foolish sense you think you are bigger than you are and you begin to think you are better than others and you can’t be touched. But one thing is for sure- you can fool people but you can’t fool God. That’s why destruction comes because you are to foolish you realize that it just ends in a spiritual death.

    As a Christian we have to be wise and knowledgeable of the word of God and have a strong relationship with God. Seeking first the kingdom of God and his righteousness will allow us to have a defense for the seeds Of iniquity. We must overcome any weapon of the devil and his hoard to live victorious until the coming of the lord.

    I live the kingdom!

  13. Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
    Job 5:17‭-‬18 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/job.5.17-18.KJV

    Sometimes Gods correction can seem hard to take, as for Me, I know that in doing the same thing over again, or finding myself in situations I know I shouldnt be in, well that initial conviction is super intense, and I begin to yearn for a moment to repent! And until I do, a feeling of something isnt right, I’m not right, I cant pray the same, I cant worship/praise the same. If I did something I knew was wrong my momma got me worse than doing something I wasnt aware she would be mad about or I didnt know was wrong to her. I beleive in my walk with God I have to live a life of Repentance, because none likes to get in trouble especially when your Father is the One True Living God!
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  14. For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one. I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation. His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them. Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.
    Job 5:2‭-‬5 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/job.5.2-5.KJV

    I know that at one point in my life; I was among the foolish. I tried so hard to do it my way. I didn’t need anybody or anything in my life that wasn’t with me. Oh wow, not only was I foolish, but I was prideful. It took a hard lesson for me to realize that I can’t do this on my own and to learn humiliation. That was a hard pill to swallow at that time; I wanted to be me and still serve God. Nope, not happening. This is where interjection from the Holy Spirit kicked in. I finally got it into my heart; which filled my mind that ding dong, you can’t do this on your own. It feels so much better knowing that God has corrected my foolish ways. Thank you Jesus for filling me with your Spirit.

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  15. 17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

    Correction is never bad, it is growth. As children we are corrected if we are doing something wrong or if we haven’t haven’t figured out how to do something the right way we are corrected. It’s done out of love. If God didn’t love us He wouldn’t correct us. That correction is what’s saves us sometime. Never feel bad or disheartened just accept it and learn from it and move forward and grow. Have a blessed day today!

  16. iLove the Kingdom in Action
    I wanted to share this brief article for those who might be interested. From study of the book of Job, this article is one of the most accurate I have found. Many interesting things are noted about the time period in which this book was written. The book of Job is considered even older then the book of Genesis.

    “From the earliest of times the book of Job was accepted as a historical composition” (Cox 188).
    “The book commences in a style that conforms to other Old Testament narratives that are unquestionably
    historical. …‘There was a man in the land of Uz…’” (Jackson 9). In addition, Job is named along with
    other real-life Bible characters—Noah and Daniel (Ezekiel 14:14, 20), which strongly implies that Job
    was a real-life Bible character, too. “If it is admitted that Noah was a real individual and that there really
    was a man Daniel, then none should try to argue that Job was a fictionalized character” (Cox 189).
    Besides the Book of Ezekiel, the New Testament Book of James likewise cites Job with no less indication
    that he was a real-life Bible character (James 5:11). Three Bible books, then, present Job as a real person,
    and therefore, as an historical figure—Job, Ezekiel and James.
    The Bible books of Jeremiah (25:20) and Lamentations (4:21) concur with the Book of Job (1:1) that
    “the land of Uz” was a real, geographical location—even if we are not certain of the location of its ruins
    today. The location of Uz has been suggested to be between Palestine and Arabia, north of Edom to the
    Euphrates River. Real people live in real places; Job lived in Uz.
    Tradition assigns the home of Job to a region east of the Sea of Galilee, noted for its
    fertility of soil and large production of grain. This area was once thickly populated. It is
    now dotted with the ruins of more than three hundred cities. (DeHoff 9)
    Extra-biblical literature from about 4,000 years ago mentioned our Job as well (Jackson 10), further
    attesting to the historical man. The Book of Job is an historical narrative. It is not figurative literature
    with symbolic, fictionalize characters presenting some kind of spiritualized message in an elaborate,
    lengthy parable.
    “The book of Job is a historical poem based on an event that actually occurred” (DeHoff 10).
    Sometimes the Book of Job is cited as one of the books of history, whereas usually it is viewed as part of
    the collection of poetry in the Old Testament. Job is both historical and written in poetical form.
    The Bible supplies glimpses of patriarchal times preceding the inauguration of Judaism. “There is no
    hint of Hebrew race, culture or religion” (Waddey 84). The Book of Job fits into this time period before
    the giving of the Law of Moses and the establishment of the nation of Israel. Hence, the Book of Job
    provides some insight into patriarchal times.
    The historical events of the book are quite obviously from the patriarchal age (i.e.,
    between the creation and the beginning of the Mosaic economy) as the following factors
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    reveal: (1) There are no allusions to the Law of Moses in the book. (2) Job functions as a
    priest in offering sacrifices for his family (1:5). (3) Job’s longevity is typical of the
    patriarchs (42:16). (4) The use of the term kesitah, translated “piece of money” (42:11), is
    elsewhere used only of patriarchal times (cf. Genesis 33:19; Joshua 24:32). (Jackson 10)
    Job’s gift of an inheritance to his daughters among their brothers (42:15) adds another
    argument for the patriarchal period… In the case of Leah and Rachel (of that age) who
    had brothers (Gen. 31:1), the two claimed that they were being deprived of “any portion
    or inheritance” in their father’s house (Gen. 31:14), as though it was a custom. Whereas,
    under the Mosaic law there was no provision for a daughter to claim an inheritance of her
    father’s estate if he had no sons. Following Zelophehad’s death, his five daughters were
    being deprived of their father’s heritage. They brought the case before Moses and Eleazar
    on the ground that their father “had no son” (Num. 27:3-4); therefore, they had no
    brothers. The matter was settled by a word from Jehovah (vv. 6-11). The parallel between
    what Job did and the claim of Leah and Rachel versus the situation under Moses argues
    for the patriarchal period for Job. (Hailey 20)
    The Book of Job appears to have been written during patriarchal times, making it as old or older than
    the writing of the first five books of the Old Testament by Moses. The Book of Job may be the oldest
    Bible book! However, other than assigning the date of the book to patriarchal times, a more precise date
    for its production cannot be ascertained. That extra-biblical literature refers to the Book of Job in about
    2000 B.C. pushes the origin of the Book of Job and the unfolding of the events that it chronicles more
    than 500 years before the beginning of Judaism at Mt. Sinai (about 1400 B.C.). It seems that Job lived
    “about 1,800 years before Christ, and about 600 years after the deluge” (Barnes’ Notes).

  17. God Chastens His Children
    Job 5:17
    Behold, Happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

    Psalm 94:12 Blessed is the man whom thou chasteness, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law;

    Revelation 3:15 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

  18. 17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

    As a young child, I wondered why my parents,”corrected” me? Now that I am an adult, I thank God for the loving hand of my parents on my bottom. In a world where young people are getting into more and more trouble. The family, the Fathers and Mothers need to rise up and show a love for their own children. Then I think back to times where I have been corrected by God and my man of God. THANK YOU!!!!! I have grown, I have overcome, I am who I am today because of their love for me. Because of Jesus’ love for me. Thank you Jesus for correcting me when I was wrong, when I was going down the wrong path.

    Seek ye first the Kingdom
    Hows your alter

  19. 7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
    8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
    9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:

    We know that we will have troubles in this life and when they come, it’s God we should seek to be our help. He is our comforter our protector even our miracle worker. He does great things for his people.

  20. 8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:

    9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:

  21. 17 “But consider the joy of those corrected by God!
    Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.
    18 For though he wounds, he also bandages.
    He strikes, but his hands also heal. NLT

    When we grasp the understanding “joy” is not an emotion, we will agree with the statement there is JOY in correction. For we will desire His correction, to grow us, mature us. And even when the correction seems more then we can bear, the same God will wrap us in His loving arms to mend and heal.

  22. 7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
    8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
    9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:

    We will have things happen in our life’s that we don’t understand. We have to seek God first , he will never fail you..

  23. FIRST THE KINGDOM
    THE KING – MY SOURCE

    7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
    8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
    9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
    10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:

    The HOPE offered to Job here is that of absolute TRUTH. We need not learn how to get into trouble, it just seems to happen to everyone I know. The moment we realize that we have a will and that we have a choice in that will. Self will as we learn will be a lifelong nemesis and we will no doubt make choices that will not always be submitted to the full and complete will of GOD.

    The advice given Job here by his friend is solid.

    1. Seek GOD – Rather “Seek FIRST The Kingdom of GOD”
    2. Submit to GOD – Wasting energy and resources on our will is devastating.

    The reason behind the advice is simple.

    GOD does WONDERS

    Great Things unexpectedly
    Marvelous things without number
    Saturates and covers all things

    I choose today to be confident in our GOD. HE is Holy. HE is Righteous. HE is Powerful. HE is Able. HE is Authority.

    THE KING (JESUS) MY SOURCE

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  24. 17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

    18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.

    Thank you Jesus

  25. Job 5:17, “Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.”

    Heb. 12 (amp)
    The Lord corrects us because…
    vs. 6 – He loves us.
    vs. 10 – So that we may share His holiness
    vs.11 – That it will yield the peaceful fruit of righteousness (so that we will be in right standing with God, and our lifestyle and attitude will conform to God’s will and purpose for our life).

  26. MSG – 17-19 “So, what a blessing when God steps in and corrects you!
    Mind you, don’t despise the discipline of Almighty God!
    True, he wounds, but he also dresses the wound;
    the same hand that hurts you, heals you.
    From one disaster after another he delivers you;
    no matter what the calamity, the evil can’t touch you—
    20-26 “In famine, he’ll keep you from starving,
    in war, from being gutted by the sword.
    You’ll be protected from vicious gossip
    and live fearless through any catastrophe.
    You’ll shrug off disaster and famine,
    and stroll fearlessly among wild animals.
    You’ll be on good terms with rocks and mountains;
    wild animals will become your good friends.
    You’ll know that your place on earth is safe,
    you’ll look over your goods and find nothing amiss.
    You’ll see your children grow up,
    your family lovely and lissome as orchard grass.
    You’ll arrive at your grave ripe with many good years,
    like sheaves of golden grain at harvest.
    27 “Yes, this is the way things are—my word of honor!
    Take it to heart and you won’t go wrong.”

    Being a child of the King, and allowing the correction of the Lord to be in our lives, places us in a place of blessing. Oh we may not think it’s a blessing when correction is given, but if received in the right attitude and frame of mind, the Lord becomes our shield, our protector and covers us.

    I haven’t always been thankful at the moment for the correction of the Lord, but in time I’ve seen that He does know what’s best and I must trust Him.

  27. Don’t blame fate when things go wrong— trouble doesn’t come from nowhere. It’s human! Mortals are born and bred for trouble, as certainly as sparks fly upward.
    Job 5:6‭-‬7 MSG

    Eliphaz bases all his so-called advice on the premise that if a person is prosperous, has many children, and is living care free, then he has pleased the Lord; and if a person is childless, hungry, persecuted, or suffering loss, then he has displeased the Lord. The problem with such a rigid assumption is that you can’t put an infinite God in a finite box. The blessings of God aren’t always tangible, and the discipline of God is not always immediate or catastrophic.

    God almost always has a bigger plan than Eliphaz’ philosophic box suggests. We are not isolated and unconnected individuals who have no bearing on others as a whole. Hence, what happens to us may not be entirely about us.

    For example, God may elevate and prosper the wicked to try the newfound faith of a fledgling church. He may put to death a faithful prophet in order to divert his followers to a new and Living Way, or He may allow a faithful follower to die of sickness in order to raise him up again before an unbelieving crowd. Similarly, we read in Revelation that God will cause His two faithful witnesses to be murdered and to lie in the streets unburied, so that they can testify against an unholy people when they rise again.

    In like manner, God often trusts the righteous with adversity in order to make them witnesses to other men. How will the doctor hear unless someone gets sick? Who will testify to the lawyer if no Christian ever needs his services? Will the funeral director, the hospice worker, the policeman, the paramedic, the lab technician ever know if bad things never happen to good people? (Can God trust us with the bad so that He may turn it to good for someone else?)

    Furthermore, even when God does deal with us personally, it still may not fit into our neat little box. God may bring both prosperity to the poor and poverty to the rich for the same reason: to test the heart with idolatry. God may bring sickness to strengthen one’s faith or death as a reward for one’s faith. Moreover, we’ve all heard that “adversity builds character,” so why is it unexpected that God would use adversity to bring each of us to a godly, mature character?

    In short, like Eliphaz, we like our neat, definable boxes, and we don’t particularly care for (or sometimes even allow for) situations that don’t fit in them. The carnal nature wants to rigidly judge others by what we see and by what we deem to be the proper way of things (the good prosper, and the bad suffer). However, GOD IS BIGGER THAN OUR BOXES. His ways are not our ways, and they just may be past our finding out. His thoughts are above our thoughts, and we must always tread carefully when attempting to define His intentions in any situation. It is better, then, to give compassion without judgment, care without criticism, and love without discrimination.

    Likewise, it is better to trust God with whatever situation we are in, to cast our cares on Him, and to humbly submit to His plan—even when He doesn’t run it past our own understanding.

  28. ““So, what a blessing when God steps in and corrects you! Mind you, don’t despise the discipline of Almighty God! True, he wounds, but he also dresses the wound; the same hand that hurts you, heals you. From one disaster after another he delivers you; no matter what the calamity, the evil can’t touch you—”
    ‭‭Job‬ ‭5:17-19‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    It’s not easy to see correction as a blessing. It’s not easy to find joy in time of punishment. But it is in that time of correction that we find healing, that we find mercy. It is in that time that we grow spiritually, that we grow in wisdom.

    It may not be easy, but we must come to the understanding that He knows what is best for us and His correction is only to lead us to our purpose!

  29. 2 Surely resentment destroys the fool,
    and jealousy kills the simple.
    3 I have seen that fools may be successful for the moment,
    but then comes sudden disaster.

    What you have in your mind is what is going to happen. Do you have hatred, anger, resentment, etc. What are you planting? Evil thoughts will always turn out to be destructive. We must keep our mind full of the Word of God so when disaster comes NOTHING shall move us.

  30. “But as for me, I would seek God, And to God I would commit my cause— Who does great things, and unsearchable, Marvelous things without number. He gives rain on the earth, And sends waters on the fields. He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety.
    Job 5:8‭-‬11 NKJV

    Tell it to the one who can do something about it. There is One who holds all power in His hands. The one who can speak things into existence, the One who holds the keys to the hell and the grave, and is the owner of the universe. Whatever you may be going through seek Him first. Tell Him first. Ask Him, acknowledge Him in all your ways that He may direct your path. He will being direction, the answer, or the right people that can help. Many times we run to our closets friends first. We run to the doctor, lawyer, counselor. But He is the I Am. I am what you need. I am a light in the night, I am the peace in the storm, I am your healer, I am your provider. I Am all that you need. I AM your God. He knows and He can do something about it. Tell it to Jesus.

  31. I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:

    9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:

    10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:

    11 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.

  32. “As for me, I would seek God and inquire of Him, And I would commit my cause to God;
    JOB 5:8 AMP

    Our unfailing God. Praise to him. Send up your afflictions and hold tight to your faith because we serve a great God.

  33. “But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin. For though he wounds, he also bandages. He strikes, but his hands also heal.
    Job 5:17‭-‬18 NLT
    In school we utilize something called Restorative Discipline. The idea is to not only punish the child for an offense but to restore him to a right relationship with the teacher or classmates or staff members. These verses clearly show, God is the author and original developer of Restorative Discipline! His aim is to restore His children to the family of God! He wounds but heals, corrects and instructs, all with the intent of bringing His flock back in to the fold!

  34. 17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
    18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.

    Just as Job , we too forget that we were made by Jesus, and to glorify him. He knows where we are, and what we need.

  35. Trouble Trouble Trouble

    6 Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;

    Some folks are surrounded by trouble. Pastor talked about it some tonight. Everyone has trouble but some folks choose to focus on the good things in life rather than the bad. Sometimes you just happen upon trouble but most of the time we bring it on ourselves by bad decisions. We ask God to help us out if trouble when we should be asking him to lead us around it.

  36. “You will have many children; your descendants will be as plentiful as grass!”
    ‭‭

    You will have many children

  37. “If I were in your shoes, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God. After all, he’s famous for great and unexpected acts; there’s no end to his surprises. He gives rain, for instance, across the wide earth, sends water to irrigate the fields. He raises up the down-and-out, gives firm footing to those sinking in grief….”
    ‭‭Job‬ ‭5:8-11‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    Sometimes we forget about all of the things God does from the simplest of things as watering the earth to lifting up those around us. We see these things happen everyday around us but when it’s ourself that needs to be encouraged or have God move in a particular situation we for some reason think he can’t or won’t step in. Have faith, stand firm in his words, trust that he sees where you are and will move on your behalf when the timing is right.

  38. 24 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.

    Your tabernacle shall be in peace. As in your own body and spirit. For our body is a temple.
    I Corinthians 6:19 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,”
    We shall visit our habitation which would be our home and not sin. So many times we may not sin in public or in the eyesight of others. But once we are home, behind closed doors, in the privacy of our own home, is when we are tempted to sin even more.

  39. ““But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin. For though he wounds, he also bandages. He strikes, but his hands also heal.”
    ‭‭Job‬ ‭5:17-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Job’s friends’ speeches were defective, and in part erroneous. They all proceeded on the assumption that suffering was the fruit of sin-a principle which, though true in general, is not to be unconditionally applied to specific cases. They all forgot that good men might be exposed to it, not as punishment, nor even as correction, but as trial, to ‘know what was in their hearts.’

  40. Verses 17-19 MSG “So, what a blessing when God steps in and corrects you! Mind you, don’t despise the discipline of Almighty God! True, he wounds, but he also dresses the wound; the same hand that hurts you, heals you. From one disaster after another he delivers you; no matter what the calamity, the evil can’t touch you—”. Proverbs 3:12 AMP says “For those whom the Lord loves He corrects, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.”

  41. “Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:”
    ‭‭Job‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    In the midst of our correction it occasionally feels challenging. And at times the pain is excruciating. If we could ever get it in our mind that if there’s correction there’s love! He loves us and does want to leave us the same way He found us. Correction = Love

  42. 7 People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.

    Yes, we are born into trouble, or in other words, we are born into sin. We have to live and be saved.

  43. “Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.”
    ‭‭Job‬ ‭5:6-7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    In this case trouble did come out of nowhere. Sometimes things just pop up, but all too often there is a cause. Pride is a great cause of trouble. It causes us all to do things that we look back on and say, wow I could have done that differently. In any time, place, or stituation, it’s not our place to say why someone else has the trouble they do. If we try to figure it out, we like Job’s friends, could be greatly mistaken.

  44. 17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
    18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole

    These portions of scripture somehow refresh the memory of my upbringing. I can recall the statement “this is going to hurt me, more then it’s going to hurt you”. Needless to say, till this day I still never understood that statement.

    I always figured in my childish ignorance, if you could pardon my offense then you would not have to apply correction and by all means we could move forward.  Wrong!

    I look back now, and had it not been for the act of correction in my life I would perhaps have not been shaped and molded into anything.

    I cannot say I was happy after receiving correction, at best I’d be lucky if I could sit down after that switch was applied upon me. It stung and it burned. For some reason it was always 3 licks. I have 2 sisters, always thought perhaps I am taking a lick on their behalf. Some things I never found out about.

    But the correction of God, I have to say is much different, It does cause a great fear. In the state of my being human, I no doubt will fail, I am not perfect, I don’t claim to be perfect. For these causes God honestly at times has had to deal with me. As I continue this journey I am striving to be the best version of me. May my heart be pliable and may heart never be hardened with correction.

    What hardship I go trough I may not understand, it may not make sense, but as long as I can keep in perspective his hand at work. During my time of correction, may I seek the wisdom of God to enlighten my mind. May I not get offended, but I would only hope that I can dwell under the shadow of the almighty as the indicator of the knowledge and wisdom of God.

    He may bring pain upon me, he may wound me, but at the end of the day because of his love he will heal and make whole.

    That’s a loving God.

    I think it’s significant – he is coming back for a church without spot, blemish or wrinkle. Thankful I ought to be for his love and correction. To walk upright before Jesus is the main goal.

  45. Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou turn?

    2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

    3 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.

    4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

    5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

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