Job Chapter 30

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Job 30

But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.

Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished?

For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.

Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat.

They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)

To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.

Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.

They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.

And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.

10 They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face.

11 Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let loose the bridle before me.

12 Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.

13 They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.

14 They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselves upon me.

15 Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.

16 And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me.

17 My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.

18 By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.

19 He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.

20 I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.

21 Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.

22 Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.

23 For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

24 Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.

25 Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?

26 When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

28 I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.

29 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.

34 thoughts on “Job Chapter 30

  1. Job’s Cry to God 30:.20-31

    Job 30:25 Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my so grieved for the poor?

    Psalm 35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own heart.

    Romans 12:15. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

  2. Job 30

    “And now I have become [the subject of] their taunting;
    Yes, I am a [c]byword and a laughingstock to them.
    10
    “They hate me, they stand aloof from me,
    And do not refrain from spitting in my face.

    Matthew 26:67 NIV
    Then they began to spit in Jesus’ face and beat him with their fists. And some slapped him,

    Job as far as I know has no idea the Jesus Christ the Davior of the world would experience rejection , ridicule and isolation. The most painful wounds inflicted sometimes go deeper than the physical.
    Emotional pain of rejection by those loved and cared for . Loved one moment the next completely rejected . God’s Love is the only Love sustainable to see you right through the midst of the deepest hurt .
    Oh How He Loves Us He Bled and Died and Arose again to save a world that had rejected Him . Lord thank You for coming to this earth to live to love and to set the example we are to follow. Though you were rejected you never blocked us out of your life. You are always there waiting to return to our lives no matter how much pain we may bring to You. If I can but have just a portion of the love You show. In Jesus name…………Thank You for Your unending love.

  3. 19Godc has cast me into the mire,
    and I have become like dust and ashes.
    20I cry to you for help and you do not answer me;
    I stand, and you only look at me.
    21You have turned cruel to me;
    with the might of your hand you persecute me.
    22You lift me up on the wind; you make me ride on it,
    and you toss me about in the roar of the storm.
    23For I know that you will bring me to death
    and to the house appointed for all living. ESV

    I find that through the trials of Job, he is like any person that has emotions and a conscience. He has the same tests and trials that many of us would go through this life in one manner or another. I find that so many times that when God allows us to go through many trials and tests, he is trying not to destroy us, build make us stronger. There are going to be times that may be the darkest hour ever in your life, but just hold to the anchor that holds. Though the storms of life may toss you to and fro, just hold to the anchor that holds. Because out of the darkness of the test and trials comes the greatest testimonies and victories.

    Psalms states it this way in 30:5-
    For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

    The psalmist David penned it this way and states the greatest assurance-
    Psalms 37:25 states
    I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

    If we the church begins to allow God to test us and try us, we will walk through the fire refined and much stronger than when we went in. Seek first the kingdom and his righteousness, he will begin to add the things that we want and need to live prosperous and victorious.

    I love the Kingdom!

  4. 24 Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.
    25 Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?

    This is what happens does someone when they take in a victim mentality. I’m not saying I would ever feel this way if I had went through what he went through but I know people who have gone through much less trouble and felt like it was undeserved and feel like everyone was against them. At my job I work with people who have mental illnesses and those that carry the burden of a victim mentality never make any progress but the ones who are determined to triumph over their illness always seem to find a way. It’s not our situation it’s our mindset

  5. Thought today you see job humbleness job realize that he’s weak and he needs help God help
    We need to be honest with ourselves when will we are weak in a spirit God I need you help I can’t do this without you
    Job understood the power of God he know that God was the truth and the way. it’s ok to ask for help when you are weak
    God heal the weak

  6. “I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.”
    ‭‭Job‬ ‭30:20‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    As I was reading through all this I sat and thought about this verse.
    We hear things like this time and time again, how we cry unto God but he doesn’t answer.
    From experience I can tell you that when we cry unto God it’s not that he don’t hear us or doesn’t want to answer us but the time for answer probably can’t be given yet. It’s always gonna be Gods timing. Jesus heard you I know he hears you. There are times where he hasn’t given me an answer in 6 months but then there are times where he has given me an answer in 6 seconds. It’s his timing remember. Also remember what David smith said, “the teacher don’t talk when you’re in a test” so always keep that in consideration too and don’t lose faith. Be blessed on this beautiful day that we celebrate our risen savior.

  7. 5 They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)

    6 To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.

    They have been thrown out of the community, they have to live in caves of the vallys, have to eat food raw and they might not survive the wilderness.

  8. These outcasts oppose me to my face. They send me sprawling and lay traps in my path. They block my road and do everything they can to destroy me. They know I have no one to help me. They come at me from all directions. They jump on me when I am down.
    Job 30:12‭-‬14 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/job.30.12-14.NLT

    This is what can happen today. Somebody sees that you’re a little down and all of a sudden you become an object of their attention. They start off by saying something that may hurt you spiritually; then it just builds from there. They invite friends to join in: the sad part about it; you once called them friend. As long as I have God and hold my integrity they can say all the things that they want too. The trials that we go through are to make us stronger and to show us who will stand with us or against us. God knows where we will be once the storm passes and who will be standing with us. It may be for a short season that I may stand alone: then again I could be standing with a rising army. Only God knows: thank you Jesus.
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  9. “I shout for help, God, and get nothing, no answer! I stand to face you in protest, and you give me a blank stare! You’ve turned into my tormenter— you slap me around, knock me about. You raised me up so I was riding high and then dropped me, and I crashed. I know you’re determined to kill me, to put me six feet under. “What did I do to deserve this? Did I ever hit anyone who was calling for help? Haven’t I wept for those who live a hard life, been heartsick over the lot of the poor? But where did it get me? I expected good but evil showed up. I looked for light but darkness fell. My stomach’s in a constant churning, never settles down. Each day confronts me with more suffering. I walk under a black cloud. The sun is gone. I stand in the congregation and protest. I howl with the jackals, I hoot with the owls. I’m black-and-blue all over, burning up with fever. My fiddle plays nothing but the blues; my mouth harp wails laments.”
    Job 30:20‭-‬31 MSG
    https://bible.com/bible/97/job.30.20-31.MSG

    Everyone’s been in this place, we are going through the worst possible time ever, or were in such a bad place, but when we seek Jesus, at home or church, we cant find him, hes no where to be found or nothing, no familiar feeling that our prayer has been heard, do we stop, or press on? Do we we get up or stay there waiting? Paul said to press toward the mark of the high calling, I always think that in a way hes telling us to press through, to praise even though we cant see a way through, praise, pray, even though it seems like our prayers are bouncing off the ceiling, pray, worship, even though it seems like we dont see a break through, worship. God said in Deuteronomy 31:6
    Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
    Deuteronomy 31:6 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/deu.31.6.KJV

    I need to sacrifice more time and sometimes just sit there and wait for God to finish what he is doing, because even when I cant see it, feel it, HES WORKING!
    Thank you Jesus for Working, and For G-FORCE
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  10. 20. I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.

    We’ve all had those times when it looked like God couldn’t hear our prayers, but we we have to remind ourselves that we walk by faith, not by sight. All we can do is keep praying and holding on to our faith in Him, remembering that He has always brought us through, and He never fails.

    I’m reminded of the song that starts…

    There’s been times when I thought my prayers
    Didn’t even reach the ceiling of the room
    Where I knelt to pray
    And a voice inside kept asking me
    Did I think God was really listening
    To any thing that I had to say…

    And the next verse says…

    There are trials and tribulations
    That we must all go through
    And when it comes to heartache
    We’ve all had our share

    Oh, but when times are the hardest
    We need to hold God to the promise
    He said He’d never
    Give us more than we could bear
    So, I’ll just keep on praying
    And holding on by faith
    Knowing God is working
    All things for my good
    And I’ll wait just like that rose bud in the garden
    For only God can unfold the rose

  11. 20 I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.

    Sometimes God is speaking to us through the silence. During this time we just need to find that rest and wait. All things are in God’s time not ours. Patience can be learned and we can do some self re-evaluation. How’s your altar? Be blessed today!

  12. FIRST THE KINGDOM
    RESURRECTION MESSAGE

    31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.

    The words of Job describe the desperate state of the world today. The greatest contrast being that Job knew his need; however the world today for the most part does not recognize the absence of GOD. But choose rather to blame man and the atmosphere for their perils and calamity.

    As the Church of JESUS and abassadors for HIM we have a meaningful and powerful responsibility to this lost and deceived world to teach and preach the RESURRECTION MESSAGE.

    Job reveals that he is at the point of despair and hope is quilckly fading and escaping him. His confession also reveals the value and importnace of the harp and organ (our PRAISE to GOD).

    Lets GO PRAISE JESUS for this HOPE abounding RESURRECTION MESSAGE.

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  13. iLove the Kingdom
    31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.

    Wow, Job was having such a bad day that when I looked in my commentary, it was totally blank…the whole chapter totally blank. I guess them there commentators were left speechless. Wow…Well, at least there is a part of a revelation in this chapter. Notice Job’s sadness does not allow him the liberty to praise the Lord. Notice he turned his harp to mourning and his organ into the voice of them that weep. If Job could have somehow praised the Lord in the middle of this ordeal and encouraged himself like David did, then he might have escaped the power of the enemy sooner he did.

  14. Job 30 :25 [Amp] Did not I weep for him who was in trouble? Was not my heart grieved for the poor and needy? [Ps. 35-13] But as for me , when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting, and I prayed with head bowed on my breast. Pray for them, Love them, and rejoice with them. In Jesus name.

  15. People that don’t understand the ways of the Lord, often criticize and make light of the Gospel. Men hated Jesus and he said they will hate us the more for our belief, but we must not let it cause us to waiver.

  16. 20 I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.

    21 Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.

    We may feel that God doesn’t hear us or see the evil coming upon us, but he does hear and see. Maybe it is that we need to repent and turn back to him, but in Job’s situation, praising God no matter what state we find ourselves in would be best. If we are right with God, then he has allowed it for a reason and it is his will. Paul and Silas praised their way out of jail when they praised God in their midnight hour.

  17. Job felt that everyone turned against him. So many times, we feel the same way when we are going through something. This is why it is so imperative for us to trust in God, because man will fail you. Thank you Jesus that we have a hope and trust in Him, that we may be able to seek after him. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and He will add to you. Know Him and his righteousness.

  18. 30:28 For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
    Amen thank you Jesus for your faithfulness 🙌🙌🙌🙌
    God has been good to us!!!!

  19. AMP – 20
    “I cry to You for help, [Lord,] but You do not answer me;
    I stand up, but You [only] gaze [indifferently] at me.

    How many times do we cry for help unto God and feel like our prayers are hitting a brick wall? We may not have lost all that we owned, our families, everything but at that moment when we felt like God was no where to be found, we still felt that hopelessness that Job is expressing today.

    Nevertheless, we have the confidence “Lo I am with you alway…” It doesn’t matter what the test is, God is still with us. We can stand on that promise and know that we are never alone. This old hymn came to mind today to encourage us –

    I’ve seen the lightning flashing,
    And heard the thunder roll;
    I’ve felt sin’s breakers dashing,
    Trying to conquer my soul;
    I’ve heard the voice of Jesus,
    Telling me still to fight on;
    He promised never to leave me,
    Never to leave me alone.

    No, never alone,
    No, never alone,
    He promised never to leave me,
    Never to leave me alone;
    No, never alone,
    No, never alone,
    He promised never to leave me,
    Never to leave me alone.

    The world’s fierce winds are blowing,
    Temptations are sharp and keen;
    I feel a peace in knowing
    My Savior stands between;
    He stands to shield me from danger,
    When earthly friends are gone,
    He promised never to leave me,
    Never to leave me alone.

    When in affliction’s valley,
    I’m treading the road of care,
    My Savior helps me to carry
    My cross when heavy to bear;
    My feet entangled with briars,
    Ready to cast me down;
    My Savior whispered His promise,
    Never to leave me alone.

    He died for me on the mountain,
    For me they pierced His side,
    For me He opened that fountain,
    The crimson, cleansing tide;
    For me He waiteth in glory,
    Seated upon His throne;
    He promised never to leave me,
    Never to leave me alone.

  20. “What did I do to deserve this? Did I ever hit anyone who was calling for help? Haven’t I wept for those who live a hard life, been heartsick over the lot of the poor? But where did it get me? I expected good but evil showed up. I looked for light but darkness fell. My stomach’s in a constant churning, never settles down. Each day confronts me with more suffering. I walk under a black cloud. …My fiddle plays nothing but the blues; my mouth harp wails laments.”
    Job 30:24‭-‬31 MSG

    Depression is real and relentless. It hits us when we are down, at our weakest moments. When we are sick, grieving, and facing horrible disappointments. Depression sneaks up to overwhelm us…to swallow up all light…and to convince us that the darkness is forev bbber. We begin playing the blues, singing the blues, and repeatedly rehearsing our sad songs to ourselves and to all who will listen.

    Some condemn us for our sad songs and low faces. They insist we change our tunes and paint on smiles. “Snap out of it!” “Pull yourself together!” “Encourage yourself in the Lord!” They deny us our
    grief and compound our sorrow.

    Where are the comforters? The handholders? Those who come along side and wrap in arms of grace? Those who save their advice and platitudes and criticisms for another time? Those who remind us of God’s love by showing us their own?

    It was Job’s comforters that overwhelmed him. The ones who insisted he repent and made him feel as if he needed to defend himself. They convinced him that all the world, and probably even God, was against him. They denied him healthy progress through the grief process with their comfortless comforting.

    We need to be careful when dealing with those who are singing the blues. May God give us enough love to envelop them, and enough wisdom to know when loving silence is better than words. Five minutes of genuine compassion won’t encourage them to wallow, but it might remind them that God has not abandoned them.

  21. My heart is troubled and restless. Days of suffering torment me.
    Job 30:27 NLT
    Job’s friends have let Him down and he feels God is against him so depression has settled in. He feels tormented by physical pain, emotional pain due to the lack of compassion shown by his friends and spiritual pain of being left alone ( or so it seems) by God. Yet, we know God is always right on time and would never leave us or forsake us. However, we quickly forget this when things are not going our way. Lord help us to remember the words of the psalmist when he said, I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord : be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord .
    Psalms 27:13‭-‬14 KJV

  22. Job 30:20, “I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.”

    It is the worst of all calamities to feel God-forsaken, as Job thought himself to be because he had no immediate answer to his prayers. No good man is ever really God-forsaken, and no rightful and earnest prayer is ever really unheard. What Job needed was patience. He needed to “Hold On A Little While” because God knows exactly what He’s doing. (Message by Rev. David Smith on 4/17/19).

  23. Job 30:28
    I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.

    I thank the POFW for forgiving and supporting me through all the darkness I had, and the many tears I have shed before the congregation. God is Good, and I am grateful to see Him in you.

  24. 26 When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.

    Even when Job is at his lowest he still looks for the good, in the darkest of trials he is searching for the light. Job knows where his comfort comes from and is holding on. He sought out help and cried out, God was silent and the people despised, mocked and spit on.

    Sound familiar? Jesus endured and suffered much more for our sins. He bore even more than Job. Jesus healed the sick, rose the dead and fed the hungry. Those who professed they loved him rejected Him. Crowds of people sang Hosanna, Hosanna but then shouted for a murdered to be spared. The anguish that Job is enduring is nothing compared to that which, Jesus took to free us from sin. The price of our sin is death and he gave his life freely that we may have everlasting life. We have this hope, that when things get bad that Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us. We also learn from Job how to be faithful.

  25. “Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.”(Job‬ ‭30:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

    Keeping hope when all is against you!

    We might be able to relate to Jobs’ situations and circumstances. It’s possible that we’ve all probably had some similar trials and strife. Job felt that he was surround by the enemy from every direction. Even though he was going through this storm he knew that, no matter how hard he got knocked down that he had to get back up. It’s not how hard we’ve fallen but how we get back up. God is testing us to come out as pure gold.

  26. Even when it feel like everything has turned against us, God will encourage our heart. It’s not meant for the children of God to go around with their head held down. We must hold our head high and give God thanks no matter what situation we’re in. He is still worthy of all the glory, honor and power.

  27. But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.

    They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth. And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
    Job 30:1‭, ‬8‭-‬9 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/job.30.1-9.KJV

    Don’t be suprised. There is always someone who has chosen a lower road in life that waits for others to stumble. Whatever makes them feel better about themselves… But remember:

    Micah 7:8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.

    Don’t worry what others may say when you mess up or are at a low place in life. That is a temporary situation. It’s NOT your final destination!! Remember who you are in Christ! You were made to RISE!

  28. They are nameless fools, outcasts from society. “And now they mock me with vulgar songs! They taunt me! They despise me and won’t come near me, except to spit in my face.
    Job 30:8‭-‬10 NLT

    Somehow this reminded me of Roman’s 8:28. Every single thing we have gone through, every crushing, and all situations, it all works together for our good, to them that love God. He will ensure that you make it. And in the process we ought to give Him glory.

  29. Verse 20 AMP “I cry to You for help, [Lord,] but You do not answer me; I stand up, but You [only] gaze [indifferently] at me.” There are times we feel in despair; but, we still know who we can call on and be heard. It may not be in our timing; but, my God is always on time. We must share this hope in knowing who we can call upon.

  30. 20 I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.

    Sometimes after all, just stand and cry out to God. Never give up hope – He’s holding your life in His hands.

  31. 22Then God remembered Rachel’s plight and answered her prayers by enabling her to have children. 23She became pregnant and gave birth to a son. “God has removed my disgrace,” she said. 24And she named him Joseph,h for she said, “May the LORD add yet another son to my family.”

    God will answer your prayers. Just be patient and it will be done in God’s time. Don’t take matter into your own hands, cause they just might fail.

  32. Its times like these who needs enemies. Job probably figures he was lower then dirt and that he was all alone he described that even the ones that dwell in caves and hide behind rocks that they even mock and scorn him, that they even run from him. Ever been in a crowded room and felt completely alone? Like everyone there is trying to avoid you and ignor you? Its a mental state that when we feel we are at our lowest our minds have funny way of making us feel unwanted, shunned,or outcast. When i opened with in times like these who needs enemies, the thought crossed my mind that the adversary is always there, all the time, its have that earth shattering mentality that lets them creep in. You may be going through stuff and God forbid it every be what Job is going through, just remember its exercise for them faith muscles. Its a chance to be closer to him. Jesus is always there but you dont have to sit across the room from him.

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