Job 40-42 The End!

I have drafted 4 different posts for this read.  Each one I  sounded like I was Eliphaz, Bildad, or Zophar.  So in the end I deleted them (I wish they had…this was a long 2 weeks).  We have chosen to read the Bible, not to be in a Bible study.  We don’t need a commentary, or a video, or workbook.  God’s word is all we need.  Last night I was texting with Lucas, an accountability partner, on my “take” on God’s response.  If I shared my thoughts it might take away from what God wanted to say to you.  So I won’t.

Here is the reading 

I pray that you read this book and walked away different.  If God is in control, do we need to question “Why”.  As a human, I always will.  What I walked away with, it is OK to ask why.  It is not OK to demand why, or to seek other sources of authority to try to figure it out.  But I know in my heart that I may not know the reason for everything that happens, but when I am listening to God, I have a Peace about all circumstances.  When I listen to anyone else I am unsettled.

 My ears had heard of you
    but now my eyes have seen you.”

You will never be the same if you stick with this commitment to read through the entire Bible. My favorite verse in today’s read was 42:8:

My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.

Grace.  He will NOT deal with me according to my folly.

So where is Jesus on this page.  (He is on every page!)

So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves.

Remember back in Genesis 3, we saw God provide a substitute for your death when he sacrificed an animal to cover Adam and Eve’s nakedness (sin).  Elihu stated in chapter 33:27 “I have sinned, I have perverted what is right, but I did not get what I deserved”.  Jesus took my death for me.  From the creation there was always a substitute provided for you, the 3 friends’ sins were covered (atoned) by God’s ultimate plan of offering a substitute for them.  In this case, the blood was shed in the form of burnt offering.

Jesus is on every page.

7 thoughts on “Job 40-42 The End!

  1. Your commentary today was great. I loved it is okay to ask why, not demand why. Perfect.

    I am reading and journaling along with you. The journaling brings a whole new dimension to just reading through the Bible.

    Thanks for the encouragement.

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  2. I love the commentary…I was curious on your thoughts about his family being restored. I wasn’t sure if it was his original family or a new set of children?? So I took to looking online and seeing what Google might tell me…and I have found conflicting stories! Soooo… what does anyone else have to say?

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    1. I read it as God restored his family by giving him more children not by bringing the dead ones back. I love how the daughters names were shared (this is a bit unusual). And God also gave Job 140 more years to enjoy his second family. Before going to heaven to be reunited with the others. Pretty cool ending 😊

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  3. I think I need to read chapters 38 & 39 on a regular basis! How powerful a God we serve!!, and I do love how God restored Job. I do wish there was one more chapter to Job-the one where God went back to satan and told him.. your done with my servant and I am in mind wonders on how that conversation would have went!!

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  4. On the last read through I never noticed the blood sacrifice reference to genesis and Jesus…
    I also didn’t realize Job didn’t get his kids back. I also had to sit and think for a minute before I remembered the beginning of the story told us his wife was still alive with him throughout all this!


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