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Week 25 Day 1
The theme of Job is
loyalty to God
in a time of testing
The story sounds like a contest
for the soul of Job
Satan claimed that the righteous
are faithful to God
they receive God's blessings
Take away those blessings
and they will no longer
want anything to do with God
test Job and see. JOB'S FIRST TEST Losses and reversals; take it all away. Job 1
1A man whose name was Job was blameless and upright;
one who feared God and shunned evil. 2Seven sons and three
daughters were born to him. 3He owned seven thousand sheep,
three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred
female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man
was the greatest of all the people of the East.
4His sons would feast and invite their three sisters to eat and
drink with them. 5After the feasting, Job would sanctify them,
he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings for
them all. For Job said, "It may be that my sons have sinned and
cursed God in their hearts." Thus Job did regularly.
6There was a day when the sons of God came before the
Lord, and Satan also came. 7The Lord said to Satan, "From
where do you come?" So Satan answered, "From going to and
fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it."
8The Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant
Job, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns
evil?" 9Satan answered the Lord, "Does Job fear God for nothing?
10Have you not made a hedge around him? You have blessed
the work of his hands; his possessions have increased. 11Touch
all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!"
12The Lord said to Satan, "All that he has is in your power;
only do not lay a hand on his person." So Satan went out from
the presence of the Lord.
13There was a day when 14a messenger came to Job and said,
"The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them,
15when the Sabeans raided and took them away--they have killed
the servants; and I alone have escaped to tell you!" 16While he
was still speaking, another came and said, "Fire fell from heaven
and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them!"
17While he was still speaking, another came and said, "The
Chaldeans raided the camels and took them!"
18While he was still speaking, another came and said, "Your
sons and daughters were eating and drinking, 19and suddenly a
great wind struck the house, and it fell and they are dead!"
20Then Job arose, tore his robe, shaved his head, and fell to
the ground and worshiped. 21He said: "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."
22 In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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