May 16, 2020
-Brother Steve Gallagher
Amazing Grace, Happy Saturday. May the Lord be with you.
We are drawing a conclusion to our study of Job.
Job was assumed to having everything in the world in Chapter 1. In an instance things changed and with the question of the century, everyone is asking why?. How can this be to a perfect person? And wanting to curse God.
In the proper time and at the right time we read how God came in, instructed and God came in a whrilwind to cease unwise counsel.
The conclusion of our story is a coming together. After the fullness of God testified in God’s own words Godly love and Godly correction now he leads us to His blessing.
The events and communion in Job 1 to 37 shows from God in Job 38 to 41 that this knowledge can not be lost amongst you or your pride. The authority can not be overided by your ego and emotions. Your awareness back to God allows for Godly correction and change to occur. And you can not speak of God out of context.
Secondly, God paved the path with the coming of His Son Jesus for a Savior and he’s waiting for you to confess His name. He has already prepared a place for you. You can not bless yourself or say when this blessing will occur. Moreover, it’s that you are giving Him the Glory and honor back for which he has built upon you. This blessing is from Him to you.
When you put your eyes on Him you are putting them on Jesus. You don’t have to have the question of the century.
Because you know God is there for you, he saves and he stays and he blesses
God s final instructions and corrective love to Job and his friends.
Job 42: 1-12
Then Job answered the Lord , and said, I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Hear, I beseech thee and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. And it was so, that after the Lord had spoken these words unto Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath. Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.
So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the Lord commanded them: the Lord also accepted Job. And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold. So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning…..
“…..and that’s the rest of the story.”….. “I hope you enjoyed it as much as I until next time.. God bless.”