Job Chapter 2
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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.
Kelachi kejeh's Job Chapter 2 comment on 11/06/2013, 5:50am...
I am deeply overwhelmed at the depth of internal and external self conrol, knowledge and trust in God exhibited by Job.He held the things of this life with loose hands, non of his achiements or accomplishments competed with his pursuit for heaven. Such a relationship/heart of single mindedness should be the desire of all christians.
Eduar mojica's Job Chapter 2 comment on 8/19/2013, 4:43pm...
mantenerse integro ante cualquier situacion es de siervos de DIOS en la mayoria de los casos los seres humanos le reprocan a dios lo que estan pasando en ese momento pero no se ponen a meditar que quizas DIOS les esta permitiendo pasar eso para probarles porque les quiere llevar a otro nivel en sus vidas cuando entendemos que en medio de todo devemos agradecer y glorificar a DIOS se desata la bendicion sobre nuestras vidas.
Nqobile Mbona's Job Chapter 2 comment on 8/05/2013, 3:43am...
This poses a challenge on me that if satan is doing God's will why then am I not doing it? God told satan what to do with Job and he went to do just that and nothing more! Also Job truly understood God's Supremacy, because in tough times we tend to rebuke & bind things which God has permitted, therefore speaking against our Creator.
Vireen's Job Chapter 2 comment on 6/29/2013, 9:23pm...
God knew that Job was not serving Him for gain, but out of love, and that's the difference, today, we want to serve God because He blesses us, but Job teaches us to trust God not only in time of plenty or riches but in proverty and sickness. Because no matter what our situation or possession God will never leave us or forsake us and I think Job knew that
Ujandja T. Veii's Job Chapter 2 comment about verse 12 on 6/27/2013, 7:56am...
I'm overwhelmed by the magnitude of the affliction that Job suffered. He lost everything and yet he still praised God! What a heart
Daneil's Job Chapter 2 comment on 6/11/2013, 1:22pm...
This is amazing Job loves God with all his heart.
Sue stevemspm's Job Chapter 2 comment on 5/18/2013, 2:32am...
Job brings me to the realization that there is nothing our God can't do. Job made the decision to serve God through all these trials. God alone brought him through. How great is our God!
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