The Redeemer in Job

From KHouse.Org "Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!" -Job 19:23-24 • An Introduction to the Book of Job - Bible.org • The Book Of Job - Jewish Encyclopedia • Job's Family - Koinonia House Why do the righteous suffer? The Book of Job wrestles with this question, and yet, Job is never given the precise answer. He's not told. Continue Reading

For according to the deeds of a man God will [exactly] proportion his pay, and He will cause every man to find [recompense] according to his ways; In a moment they die; even at midnight the people are shaken and pass away, and the mighty are taken away by no [human] hand.

Job 34:11-37 11For according to the deeds of a man God will [exactly] proportion his pay, and He will cause every man to find [recompense] according to his ways. 12Truly God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice. 13Who put [God] in charge over the earth? Or who laid on Him the whole world? 14If [God] should set His heart upon him [man] and withdraw His [life-giving] spirit and His breath [from man] to Continue Reading

And though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would greatly increase.

Job 8 1THEN ANSWERED Bildad the Shuhite, 2How long will you say these things [Job]? And how long shall the words of your mouth be as a mighty wind? 3Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness? 4If your children have sinned against Him, then He has delivered them into the power of their transgression. 5If you will seek God diligently and make your supplication to the Almighty, 6Then, if you are pure and Continue Reading

For Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed or disowned God in their hearts; Now there was a day when the sons [the angels] of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan [the adversary and accuser] also came among them

Job 1 1THERE WAS a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who [reverently] feared God and abstained from and shunned evil [because it was wrong]. 2And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters. 3He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very great body of servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the Continue Reading

[God’s voice may be heard] if there is for the hearer a messenger or an angel, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show man what is right for him; [Then the man’s] flesh shall be restored; it becomes fresher and more tender than a child’s; he returns to the days of his youth

Job 33 1BE THAT as it may, Job, I beg of you to hear what I have to say and give heed to all my words. 2Behold, here I am with open mouth; here is my tongue talking. 3My words shall express the uprightness of my heart, and my lips shall speak what they know with utter sincerity. 4[It is] the Spirit of God that made me [which has stirred me up], and the breath of the Almighty that gives me life [which inspires me]. 5Answer me now, Continue Reading

Future Day of Judgment

Job 21:25-27, 30-32 And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure. They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them Behold I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me. That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? They shall be brought forth to the day of wrath. Who shall declare his way to his face? And who shall repay him what he hath Continue Reading

Lessons from Job

From Koinonia House Archives 25th April 2007 LESSONS FROM JOB The primary lesson of Job is what the book reveals about the nature of human evil. As we go through the many discourses of Job's "friends" we see them view wicked people in terms of murderers, thieves, rapists, fornicators, cruel tyrants, etc. - unjust, wretched people. "These" are the wicked, as Job's counselors see them. But as we begin to understand more clearly, the things Continue Reading

Lessons from Job

From Koinonia House From Archives The primary lesson of Job is what the book reveals about the nature of human evil. As we go through the many discourses of Job's "friends" we see them view wicked people in terms of murderers, thieves, rapists, fornicators, cruel tyrants, etc. "These" are the wicked, as Job's counselors see them. But as we begin to understand more clearly, the things they point out as wicked are really only the fruit of Continue Reading

Job 42:7-9; God’s Vindication of Job; Wherefore judge nothing before the time. Those who are truly righteous before God may have their righteousness clouded and eclipsed by great and uncommon afflictions, by the severe censures of men, by their own frailties and foolish passions, by the sharp reproofs of the word and conscience, and the deep humiliation of their own spirits under the sense of God’s terrors; and yet, in due time, these clouds shall all blow over, and God will bring forth their righteousness as the light and their judgment as the noon-day. B.C. 1520

God's Vindication of Job. B. C. 1520. Job 42:7-9 7 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. 8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt Continue Reading

Job 41:11-34; Description of Leviathan; God’s sovereign dominion and independency laid down; The Leviathan, even prima facie–at first sight, appears formidable and inaccessible. B.C. 1520

Description of Leviathan – Part 2 Job 41:11-34 11 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.   12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.   13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?   14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.   15 His scales are his pride, shut up together as Continue Reading