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.
George's Job Chapter 42 comment about verse 6 on 11/15/2013, 2:07pm...
And this how we should feel about our sinfulness before God and our sins that cost us so much in our lives when we allow them to control us instead of God. And we should also continue past abhorring ourselves and also repent of them before God and leave the paths of sin which pleases God when we trust fully in the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour. Sincerely ;
George's Job Chapter 42 comment about verse 7 on 11/15/2013, 1:53pm...
The tendency of our Christian friends at times is to judge us about why we are going through what we are going through. Yes, at times it could be for sinful reasons for chastisement. But sometimes it is only being used to grow us spiritually or as in this case to prove to satan that Job did fear and love God for no other reason then that . And not for any alterior motives or for what God had blessed him with but for the love of God himself. Who Job knew to be his redeemer and that he would stand at the later day upon the earth. And these friends were in some ways used by the devil which is why we should always guard our tongues when someone is going through something hard in their lives and seek to encourage and help them instead of have unrighteous judgments on them since the ultimate judge will determine our motives one day at the Judgment seat of Christ which is the judgment for believers and their works after they were saved. But the lost sinner will be judged for all of the sins he has done and why he didn't repent of his sins against God and trust his Son, the Lord Jesus as his personal Saviour when he had opportunity to do so. We do not have full knowledge of everything as God does and in this account with Job and his friends although they said some notable things yet they judged Job harshly as well as out of line with the way Job really lived. And very few Christians today I believe come up to the things Job did for other people and the things he didn't do. Although God reproved Job for judging him also. Wilt thou condemn me that thou mayest be righteous. So we shouldn't condemn God's dealings in our lives or think we are more righteous then God nor should we judge peoples hardships in life as being because they are a hypocrite or were living wicked or some other assumption on them. But we should instead judge righteous judgment according to the facts about someone. So let us comfort those in need and encourage them since we to may need it someday in our own lives. And also as these friends be ashamed when God reproves us and demands a sacrifice from us and commends the one who we judged unfairly without factual evidence fro doing so. Sincerely ;
George's Job Chapter 42 comment about verse 2 on 11/15/2013, 1:34pm...
Yes, indeed, this is very true . God can do everything and we should have the faith that he is able to do so instead of doubting him in our lives. And also the fact that no thought can be withholden from him. He knows what we even think about so we should be careful what we meditate on that it is not sinful since out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Therefore if we seek to think on things that are honest, just , pure , lovely , any virtue or any praise we will also do the right things in our lives instead of the sinful things at least if we know the Lord Jesus as our personal Saviour through repentance a change of mind about our sins before God and then wanting to turn away from them and then trust in the Lord Jesus , God's Son , as our own personal Saviour . Believing in our hearts that he died for all of our sins on the cross of Calvary, was buried, and rose again from the dead the third day, was then seen of men, and went back up to heaven. Which also will change our lives and make us a new creature when we turn our heart to the Lord God, the Lord Jesus Christ and believe his word, the King james Version Holy Bible in English. Sincerely ;
Rain's Job Chapter 42 comment on 11/13/2013, 10:51am...
This is true You are tested by Satan everyday in life. But if you walk in faith like Job . God will show up on time and you will be blessed Just try the Lord it works. Job never gave up on the Lord . If you have just a ounce of a mustard seed he will never leave you are forsake you. I'm like Job at this time but I know my miracle is here! Thank you Lord! I've been beaten just like his son so I know how it feels in life!
Lynnette's Job Chapter 42 comment on 8/21/2013, 8:57pm...
I knw we hear this cliche " double for your trouble" ! But this is a clear example... A man who lived an absolute righteous life before The Lord! And was considered by God, and given to a whirlwind of obstacles, challenges, stresses, problems, etc. what his wife and friends failed to understand was that God orchestrated all of it!!! And therefore, God replaced everything the canker worm had eaten AND THEN SOME! It's never too late with God, Job was able to see his second set of off springs children's children's children's children! :D
Felicia Ofem's Job Chapter 42 comment on 2/27/2013, 3:53am...
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, 3:23am...
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.
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