Job Chapter 4 Discussion



 
  • Free - in Reply on Job 4
    Beloved "Richard H Priday", everything is just emptiness without the Holy Spirit. For without Jesus we dig and run in all directions and do not know where we end up.

    Ecclesiastes 1:1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

    2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

    3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?

    4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

    5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.

    Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

    19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

    20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

    Be blessed in Jesus' Holy Name i love you in Christ. 1 Corintihans 15
  • Richard H Priday on Job 4
    Let the games begin; as they say. Job's lamentable situation was; up until this point met with silence of his "friends" for a week when he was mourning. Now; the seemingly endless dialogue between each of the 3 individuals and Job (eventually involving the more youthful FOURTH figure) was to begin; and encapsulate more than 30 chapters of scripture. At least the first few verses acknowledged Job's accomplishments in helping others (v. 3 and 4) before the criticism ensued. This; as far as I know is the only positive thing his friends said-and even in this case it was used against him. The "spirit" passing before his face in v. 15 of Eliphaz sure sounds like a demon; and whatever truth was stated; no doubt was inspired by Satan himself to further torment Job in his compromised condition.

    It should be remembered that from what we can ascertain; Job never learned the cause of his suffering and the author if it was Moses or not was only later given this understanding. It should serve as a sober warning of the "accuser of the brethren" ( Rev. 12:10) who continues his old tricks even to this day and until His doom comes to its final fruition. However the Spirit restrains him at present; the fact that God can give him authority to this level; and in fact surely would have killed him had God given permission should be a sober reminder to us not to trifle with principalities and powers apart from the power of the Spirit of God. Christ Himself and He alone has victory and determines when Satan is bound and sent to his final punishment (even if angels administer the action). We need to be praying for others going through "like temptations" as well (although I can't find the verse at present!)
  • James on Job 4
    Correction on last comment the book of James says that the tongue can no man tame. Period. Bad voice recognition lol According to the judgment that you judge shall be measured onto you again the words of Yashua Jesus
  • James on Job 4
    Eliphaz the Teminite termite how much do you think of his discourse can we take as As inspired or doctrine. One of my favorites is the sparks fly upward so is man given to trouble or born to trouble. Man's accusation and judgment has its own flame and fuel! The Tunkin Noman team but it's full of deadly poison unruly like a forest fire
  • Lori on Job 4
    Job 4:6 does not say Elisha's was a friend.
  • Ivy on Job 4
    Lord help us to be thankful in all situation in all things give thanks. job did not sin despite his condition he was a holy and unright man who was faithful to the end.help us to live by his example
  • J p clarke on Job 4
    I love the book of job it encourages me i love job and paul two great men of God
  • Winnie on Job 4
    Job4 has empowered me to remaine faithful and have trust in God in moments of trials and temptations. Always be Thankful to God in every situation.
  • Brenda Finch on Job 4
    BManuel s Job your summary is astute and spot on Thank you for your edifying contribution
  • Linda on Job 4
    Understanding the bible for me has been gradual for me. Please stay with it. Don't stop trying and come back later, it's to important. the more time you give him the more understanding you will have. PROMISE
  • Nomsa on Job 4:8
    Actions speak louder than words.the way one leads their lives good or bad has the results.Holy lives leads one to the high way of Holiness while wayward life leads to darkness(distraction)We better repent and ask God to guide our steps do things that pleases Him.
  • Chris on Job 4
    sometimes it is hard to understand some words but i ask God to help me to understand what is being said .
  • Clint on Job 4
    @Char,
    Please invest in a King James Version Bible. Be very sure that if you ask God to open your understanding, He will give you all you need at that time. We usually want more than we can handle so, He gives us little by little and precept by precept!
  • Mas on Job 4
    @Char,
    If you are in a country where Christians have freedom to gather, then you best regularly attend a church, because thatís pastors and preachersí everydayís work to explain the Bible.
    Because, itís a hard work which one can hardly accomplish with you online. Unless you register with some Bible study courses online, and some of them are totally free. You can search them with Google.
    I hope this helps.
    God bless you.
  • Char on Job 4
    I have a very hard time understanding the bible and then going to the commentary is very frustrating to me, because I again don't fully understand it, the words that Matthew Henry uses are confusing to me and I find that I'm looking up to those words to try and understand what he is saying which then makes me just want to give up. But I don't, I have a hunger to understand the Bible but just don't seem to get it. I'm looking for more than just reading the words. If anyone could be of help to me, please help me that would be a great burden lifted off of my shoulders. If you can help, only I know that GOD will put people to help me understand so I'm hoping and praying that this is one of those times.
  • Randle on Job 4
    Jesus said, "In this world you will have tribulations, but be of good cheer, for I have over come the world. As we face lifes certain trials, we should be careful to consider,the sun shines on both the just and unjust. And likewise the storm will destroy the home of the saint and the sinner. But by our faith in God the saint is restored."


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