Job Chapter 42
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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 offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.
11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.
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Matthew Henry's Job Chapter 42 Bible commentary...
Job humbly submits unto God. (1-6) Job intercedes for his friends. (7-9) His renewed prosperity. (10-17)1-6 Job was now sensible of his guilt; he would no longer speak in his own excuse; he abhorred himself as a sinner in heart and life, especially for murmuring against God, and took shame to himself. When the understanding is enlightened by the Spirit of grace, our knowledge of Divine things as far exceeds what we had before, as the sight of the eyes excels report and common fame. By the teachings of men, God reveals his Son to us; but by the teachings of his Spirit he reveals his Son in us, #Ga 1:16|, and changes us into the same image, #2Co 3:18|. It concerns us to be deeply humbled for the sins of which we are convinced. Self-loathing is ever the companion of true repentance. The Lord will bring those whom he loveth, to adore him in self-abasement; while true grace will always lead them to confess their sins without self-justifying.
7-9 After the Lord had convinced and humbled Job, and brought him to repentance, he owned him, comforted him, and put honour upon him. The devil had undertaken to prove Job a hypocrite, and his three friends had condemned him as a wicked man; but if God say, Well done, thou good and faithful servant, it is of little consequence who says otherwise. Job's friends had wronged God, by making prosperity a mark of the true church, and affliction a certain proof of God's wrath. Job had referred things to the future judgment and the future state, more than his friends, therefore he spake of God that which was right, better than his friends had done. And as Job prayed and offered sacrifice for those that had grieved and wounded his spirit, so Christ prayed for his persecutors, and ever lives, making intercession for the transgressors. Job's friends were good men, and belonged to God, and He would not let them be in their mistake any more than Job; but having humbled him by a discourse out of the whirlwind, he takes another way to humble them. They are not to argue the matter again, but they must agree in a sacrifice and a prayer, and that must reconcile them, Those who differ in judgment about lesser things, yet are one in Christ the great Sacrifice, and ought therefore to love and bear with one another. When God was angry with Job's friends, he put them in a way to make peace with him. Our quarrels with God always begin on our part, but the making peace begins on his. Peace with God is to be had only in his own way, and upon his own terms. These will never seem hard to those who know how to value this blessing: they will be glad of it, like Job's friends, upon any terms, though ever so humbling. Job did not insult over his friends, but God being graciously reconciled to him, he was easily reconciled to them. In all our prayers and services we should aim to be accepted of the Lord; not to have praise of men, but to please God.
10-17 In the beginning of this book we had Job's patience under his troubles, for an example; here, for our encouragement to follow that example, we have his happy end. His troubles began in Satan's malice, which God restrained; his restoration began in God's mercy, which Satan could not oppose. Mercy did not return when Job was disputing with his friends, but when he was praying for them. God is served and pleased with our warm devotions, not with our warm disputes. God doubled Job's possessions. We may lose much for the Lord, but we shall not lose any thing by him. Whether the Lord gives us health and temporal blessings or not, if we patiently suffer according to his will, in the end we shall be happy. Job's estate increased. The blessing of the Lord makes rich; it is he that gives us power to get wealth, and gives success in honest endeavours. The last days of a good man sometimes prove his best, his last works his best works, his last comforts his best comforts; for his path, like that of the morning light, shines more and more unto the perfect day.
Felicia Ofem's Job Chapter 42 comment on 2/27/2013, 4:53am...
Temptations and trials make us better than what we used to be, when we endure it with patience.
Brad Holland's Job Chapter 42 comment on 2/14/2013, 4:23am...
Jesus said, "woe unto the world because of offences, for it must be that offences will come, but woe unto the man by whom the offence comes." Eternity is a long life. I don't want to be Satan.
Winnie's Job Chapter 42 comment on 2/12/2013, 10:00am...
Job survived the worst pain we can think of, and he was blessed even more after all the tests.
Clint's Job Chapter 42 comment on 12/15/2012, 1:08am...
WOW, where did you find that in Godís Word?
Timothy Wayne George's Job Chapter 42 comment on 9/07/2012, 9:02am...
God turned the captivity of Job when he prayed for his three friends. God is concerned about our relationships, and that we are in fellowship one with the other. As we walk in the light, as Jesus is the light, we will have fellowship one with the other, and the blood of Jesus will cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Many of us are in captivity today, because we are holding back from forgiving our brother or sister from some sin that they may have committed against us. If we want God to bless us, we need to forgive them, and pray for them. After Job did this, God blessed Job with twice as much as he had before. God gave him seven sons, and three daughters. Job lived 140 years, and enjoyed four generations of his children. When Job died, he had lived well, and had been a blessing to many people. God wants us to be like Job, and so when the trials of life come, let us not become bitter Christians, instead become better Christians. May the Lord give us the strength to do just that in Jesusí name. Amen.
Irene Dunn's Job Chapter 42 comment on 11/18/2011, 12:55pm...
I think the book of Job points to the Soverenity of God. It is not what we do to be noble and just and right. It is what God has done for us through the sacrifice and ressurection of Jesus Christ. Our heavenly Father has provided for us eternal salvation and healing through Christ. Why did Job have to suffer? Why did Christ have to suffer. Because sin exists and the temptor who is Satan is lurking and seeking to devour us. Job shows me all the things that could happen if God removes his protection. It is important to stay in the protection of God and we can do this by allowing Jesus Christ into our lives.
Michael Lydon's Job Chapter 42 comment on 9/22/2011, 12:59pm...
Wrath is YOURS. Iudgment is YOURS. Punishments picked out are YOURS.
1:9 And now I pray you, beseech God, that hee will be gracious vnto vs: this hath beene by your meanes: will he regard your persons, saith the Lord of hostes?
Iob is a STORY. Iudge someone as a "bad person" and go look in the mirror to see one. There's your bad person right there who will be meeting the Lord of HOSTES.
GET IT? HOST. IT'S A PICTURE BOOK STORY FOR CHILDREN. Your Wrath = goes to YOU = Lord's Wrath.
GOD IS ALWAYS GRACE, LIBERTY, & LOVE.
12 But yee haue prophaned it, in that yee say; The table of the Lord is polluted, and the fruite thereof, euen his meate, is contemptible.
Who are YOU to say that the table of the Lord is polluted?
Oh, and say that "Satan" or the "deUil" is evil because he is filled with pride, thinks he knows better than God, and deserves to be damned to hell because he deceives and hurts - GO LOOK IN THE MIRROR TO SEE SATAN. Who are YOU to Iudge, Assume, and Damn to Hell while filled with Pride? How do you know so much more than the Creation with Perfect Knowledge.
Set the Bible down if you don't know the language. It's written in the language of GRACE.
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