Week 25   Day 2


Job passed the first test 

            but wait

            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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