Monday, February 8, 2010

Bible In 90 Days: Job

For 1-340, click the "Bible in 90 Days: Impressions Link" below.

341.  Satan can affect natural conditions, with God's permission.
342.  Did Job's sacrifices on behalf of his children really atone for their sins?
343.  Job's wife's comments sprang from her own bitterness over the losses.
344.  Job's servants, no matter what their standing before God, died in Job's testing.
345.  Job first falls into self-pity: "Cursed be the day of my birth..."
346.  Eliaphaz's arguement: Bad things happen to bad people as punishment from God; good people and those that repent have only good things happen to them.
347.  Eliaphaz said he heard a spirit tell him this; was this Satan himself speaking to him.
348.  Job said in 6:26- "Do you think your words are convincing when you disregard my cry of desperation?"
349.  Job knows nothing of Satan's involvement.
350.  Bildad's arguement the same as Eliaphaz's.
351.  Job 9- Job declares his innocence but labels God as cruel, unfeeling, not concerned with justice, not caring for the misery of humans.  He wishes a mediator would come between him and God.
352.  Zopher's arguement the same as Eliaphaz's and Bildad's.
353.  Job 14:14- "If mortals die, they can live again.  This thought would give me hope, and through my struggle I would eagerly wait for release."
354.  Eliaphaz said the wicked never prosper and if they do, they will lose it all.
355.  Job states that if the situation were reversed, he would ty to comfort his friends, not condemn them.
356.  Job 16:21- "Oh, that someone would mediate between God and me, as a person mediates between friends."
357.  Even when Job complained against God, he hoped God would vindicate him.
358.  Job 19:25-26- "But as for me, I know my Redeemer lives, and that he will stand upon the earth at last.  And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God."
359.  Job defends himself, but does not directly respond to what his companions say about the wicked until chapter 21.  He refutes the notion that the wicked always suffer.
360.  Job states that children should not suffer for their parents' wrongdoing.  The wicked care nothing about what happens to their children after they are dead.
361.  By chapter 23, Job seems to be wallowing less in self-pity and proclaims that God will find him innocent, but that now he is being tested, being refined by fire- v.10.
362.  In chapter 24, Job states that while the wicked prosper, death and being forgotten are their punishment.
363.  Job 28:28- "...The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is true understanding."
364.  Job thought his goodness would lead to perpetual blessings and no trials.
365.  Elihu's arguements along the same lines as the 3 others, but Elihu states that if people suffer, God will let them know why.
366.  Elihu was more arrogant in manner and its was he whom finally brought God to respond.
367.  The Lord did not demand Elihu sacrifice for the sins of his conduct and words, nor did God have Job pray over him.  Why?

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