Week 25   Day 5


Job wanted a chance

 to confront God 

          with his



Now he got that chance


Job had been asking

            a lot of questions 

Now it is God's turn

            to ask the questions


Job's desire for debate

            gave way to

            great humility

            and unworthiness 

which is a common response

            to encounters with God   

those who "see" God

            despise their sinfulness.



Job endured terrible suffering

            and came through it

            with renewed faith

God prevailed

            and sent the devil packing.



                                            THE FINALE
Job gets his hearing with God and decides he is unworthy.
                                      Job 38, 39, 40 & 42


     1The Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 

2"Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

3Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you

shall answer Me. 

     4"Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? 

Tell Me, if you have understanding.  5Who determined its

measurements?  Surely you know!  Who stretched the line upon

it?  To what were its foundations fastened?  Or who laid its

cornerstone,  7when the morning stars sang together, and all the

sons of God shouted for joy?

     12"Have you commanded the morning and caused the dawn

to know its place?  16Have you entered the springs of the sea? 

Have you walked in search of the depths.  18Have you known

the breadth of the earth?  Tell Me, if you know all this. 

     26"Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, and spread its wings

toward the south?  27Does the eagle mount up at your command,

and make its nest on high?"

     1Moreover the Lord answered Job, and said:  2"Shall the one

who contends with the Almighty correct Him?  He who rebukes

God, let him answer it."

     3Then Job answered the Lord and said:  4"Behold, I am vile;

What shall I answer You?  I lay my hand over my mouth. 

5Once I have spoken, but I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I

will proceed no further."

     1Again Job answered the Lord:  2"I know that You can do

everything; that no purpose of Yours can be withheld.  3You

asked,  'Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?' 

Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too

wonderful for me, which I did not know.  4Listen, please, and

let me speak; You said, 'I will question you, and you shall

answer Me.' 

     5"I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my

eye sees You.  6And I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes."   

     12Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his

beginning; he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels,

one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys. 

13He also had seven sons and three daughters.  15 In all the land

were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job. 

    16After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw

his children and grandchildren for four generations. 
               This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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