Job Chapter 2
3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
11 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.
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Matthew Henry's Job Chapter 2 Bible commentary...
Satan obtains leave to try Job. (1-6) Job's sufferings. (7-10) His friends come to comfort him. (11-13)1-6. How well is it for us, that neither men nor devils are to be our judges! but all our judgment comes from the Lord, who never errs. Job holds fast his integrity still, as his weapon. God speaks with pleasure of the power of his own grace. Self-love and self-preservation are powerful in the hearts of men. But Satan accuses Job, representing him as wholly selfish, and minding nothing but his own ease and safety. Thus are the ways and people of God often falsely blamed by the devil and his agents. Permission is granted to Satan to make trial, but with a limit. If God did not chain up the roaring lion, how soon would he devour us! Job, thus slandered by Satan, was a type of Christ, the first prophecy of whom was, that Satan should bruise his heel, and be foiled.
7-10 The devil tempts his own children, and draws them to sin, and afterwards torments, when he has brought them to ruin; but this child of God he tormented with affliction, and then tempted to make a bad use of his affliction. He provoked Job to curse God. The disease was very grievous. If at any time we are tried with sore and grievous distempers, let us not think ourselves dealt with otherwise than as God sometimes deals with the best of his saints and servants. Job humbled himself under the mighty hand of God, and brought his mind to his condition. His wife was spared to him, to be a troubler and tempter to him. Satan still endeavours to draw men from God, as he did our first parents, by suggesting hard thoughts of Him, than which nothing is more false. But Job resisted and overcame the temptation. Shall we, guilty, polluted, worthless creatures, receive so many unmerited blessings from a just and holy God, and shall we refuse to accept the punishment of our sins, when we suffer so much less than we deserve? Let murmuring, as well as boasting, be for ever done away. Thus far Job stood the trial, and appeared brightest in the furnace of affliction. There might be risings of corruption in his heart, but grace had the upper hand.
11-13 The friends of Job seem noted for their rank, as well as for wisdom and piety. Much of the comfort of this life lies in friendship with the prudent and virtuous. Coming to mourn with him, they vented grief which they really felt. Coming to comfort him, they sat down with him. It would appear that they suspected his unexampled troubles were judgments for some crimes, which he had vailed under his professions of godliness. Many look upon it only as a compliment to visit their friends in sorrow; we must look life. And if the example of Job's friends is not enough to lead us to pity the afflicted, let us seek the mind that was in Christ.
Faith ngobeni's Job Chapter 2 comment on 8/17/2014, 3:55am...
Job is such an inspiration to us all... Hoping that we can all abide and follow job 's footstep..
Shay's Job Chapter 2 comment about verse 8 on 8/11/2014, 3:15pm...
Deep misery and affliction are figuratively linked with the eating of ashes and afflicted Job sat in among the ashes.
Ar's Job Chapter 2 comment on 8/08/2014, 9:39am...
To Roux ' Job chapter 2 comment I agree with you that Job had great faith and trusted God, but I will not agree with you that he really had good friends. In the beginning the friends sympathized with him but eventually they started hinting that he must have done something which was a sin in front of God. In the end they even accused him with different accusations...But Job knew who he was and to what God he believed and remained faithful. An illness or a difficult situation in our lives are not always the result of a sin, as unfortunately, many people in the church have come to believe. God sees and judges things in a different way .IN HIS WAY ,as we see in the end of Job 's book how he is rewarded for his faith.
Roux's Job Chapter 2 comment on 8/07/2014, 2:02pm...
Job is truly faithful and strong, an inspiration to me. Also, what good friends Job has that they stayed with him no matter his deformity.
Melvin Menyon Lansana's Job Chapter 2 comment on 7/01/2014, 9:07am...
Job demonstrates the true faith of Christianity. I hope and pray that I can maintain this kind of faith even unto afflictions.
Dusky's Job Chapter 2 comment about verse 4 on 6/26/2014, 8:19pm...
Satan is saying Not without reason. You have given him this and You have given him that but You put his skin to the test and he will literally sell his soul to maintain, rescue, protect his flesh. In essence, Satan is belligerent. He is talking to God flippantly from going up and down in the world. He is so sure of himself because of a previous incident he orchestrated, Gen 3 17 also ended in skin for skin. Actually he is arrogant enough to believe this. So now he is convinced that he can work Job like he did Adam and Eve and bring about a down fall. But Job showed him a thing or two. Briefly, it 's just a test. God test hearts and weighs spirits. Also Satan said, from going up and down. God knows that ain 't nothing new under the sun. He already knows the answer. He already worked it. It 's why Job was chosen. He was born for that very event. As pharaoh was for his. Nebuchadnezzar for his. Moses for his. In the end God will be glorified. Elihu said it best. Job it ain 't about you, it 's about God. Glory, honor, praise, fame is for God. The devil is mighty, but my God is Almighty! Amen
Shepherd Taylor's Job Chapter 2 comment on 2/18/2014, 6:50pm...
I believe Job was a man of great faith I believe God had used him as an example for us to understand that when we are facing afflections we must hold on to our faith and believe that God will take you out of them all In the end because of Job s faith he came out trimphant The bible said that God blessed him even more than he was blessed before
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