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Week 25 Day 2
Job passed the first test
there is more
Satan was not done
and the suffering of Job
begins to take its toll
Job cannot understand
what sense does it make
He can find no answers
His sorrows overwhelm him
no one can help
He cursed the day of his birth
and wished to die.
JOB'S SECOND TEST Pain and anguish afflict his body and his bones. Job 2 & 3
1Again there was a day when the sons of God came before
the Lord, and Satan came also. 3Then the Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job. Still he holds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause."
4Satan answered the Lord and said, "Skin for skin! Yes, all
that a man has he will give for his life. 5Stretch out Your hand
now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse
You to Your face!"
8The Lord said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your hand, but
spare his life." 7So Satan went out, and struck Job with painful
boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. 8Job
took a potsherd to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes.
9Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast to your
integrity? Curse God and die!" 10He said to her, "You speak
as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept
good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?" In all this
Job did not sin with his lips.
11Now when Job's three friends heard of all this adversity
that had come upon him, Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar made an
appointment together to come and mourn with him, and to
comfort him. 12When they raised their eyes from afar, and did
not recognize him, they lifted their voices and wept; and each
one tore his robe. 13They sat down with him on the ground
seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him,
for they saw that his grief was very great.
1After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his
birth. 2Job spoke and said:
3 "May the day perish on which I was born,
And the night it was said, 'A male child is conceived.'
5 May darkness and the shadow of death claim it;
6 As for that night, may darkness seize it.
9 May the stars of its morning be dark,
And not see the dawning of the day;
10 Because it did not shut the doors of my mother's womb,
Nor hide sorrow from my eyes.
20 Why is light given to him who is in misery,
And life to the bitter soul,
21 Who long for death, but it does not come,
And search for it more than for hidden treasures." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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