Eliphaz provides a second speech, in job 15, asserting that job does not fear god if job did fear god, eliphaz reasons, he would not face such suffering job responds that his friends are “miserable comforters” (job 16:2. Job 38 – god speaks to job a god speaks to job 1 (1) the lord speaks to job from the whirlwind then the lord answered job out of the whirlwind, and said: a then the lord: over the previous 35 chapters (since job 2), god has been directly absent from the accountwe read nothing of god’s direct role in comforting, speaking to, or sustaining job in the midst of his crisis. Back to issue abstract: the book of job is an obvious place to turn when a christian suffers, but it is not easy to discern what god means to teach his people through this difficult book. God's statements about job in 1 & 2: that 'he is blameless and upright, a man who fears god and shuns evil' god's statement in 42:7 that job spoke what was right about god the devil's accusation that job's faith lacked integrity, focusing on the blessings god gave rather than god himself. An argument of the book of job related media message statement: 1 the reasons for suffering in a person’s life are not necessarily related to human explanations of personal unrighteousness, but are within the scope of god’s good and powerful providence resulting in the defeat of evil and glory to himself cycle one of speeches and job.
The book of job (/ d job makes a brief response, but god's monologue resumes, never addressing job directly in 42:1–6 job makes his final response, confessing god's power and his own lack of knowledge of things beyond me which i did not know previously he has only heard, but now his eyes have seen god, and therefore i retract/ and. Questions that god asked job the bible tells of a man named job, who suffered the loss of his family, his possessions, and his health when he questioned god about why this had happened, god respondedbut, in his response, god did not answer job’s question. Understanding that god is working out an eternal purpose for his glory allows us to echo the words of job: “though he slay me, yet will i trust in him” (job 13:15) we can trust god to complete a good work in and through the circumstances of our lives, even though we experience pain. God of the whirlwind: the god of grace god’s discourse with job proved god was supreme over all things therefore, job appropriately repented in dust and ashes jesus taught that we are to love and pray for our enemies because this is the appropriate response to being a recipient of god’s grace, forgiving others job’s friends.
Job 42:6 is the punch line of the entire book of job the reader waits with bated breath to hear how job will react to the majestic—though seemingly off-topic—divine response to job’s questions about justice will job continue his protest against god. Xxxviii (1) then the lord answered job--this chapter brings the grand climax and catastrophe of the poem unless all was to remain hopelessly uncertain and dark, there could be no solution of the questions so fiercely and obstinately debated but by the intervention of him whose government was the matter in dispute. Though god’s righteous anger burned against the three friends of job, their folly was forgiven in response to the righteous intervention of job’s prayers (job 42:7–9) what then is the christian response to those who suffer—and to those who cause suffering.
Surely god would have wished to spare job his sufferings also what satan was permitted to do did not come directly from the hand of god this is a mystery, hard to understand, and if job later on did charge god foolishly it was partly because he did not understand this mystery. In his response, god declares job righteous and provides a restoring answer to job’s anguish let man rejoice in this story, for here god provides for one of the most basic human desires–to make sense of suffering. The attack second, we see job's attack by satan in verses 6-12 satan (vs 6-7) is a hebrew term meaning adversary or enemy he is referred to as “the tempter” when he comes to christ in the wilderness (matt 41-10.
God questions job for the humbling of job, god here shows him his ignorance, even concerning the earth and the sea as we cannot find fault with god's work, so we need not fear concerning it. (job 40:8) job’s attempt to shift the blame hearkens back to adam’s response when god asked whether he ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil “the woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and i ate” (genesis 3:12. How to respond to a powerful and loving god - job 42 job's road to the most important encounter he'd ever have was paved with similar grief in a single day, he had lost people he loved our god is so powerful, healthy fear is the appropriate response job is not the only person to meet god in the bible from adam and eve's rocky start.
God was angered with eliphaz, bildad, and zophar because of their false accusations against job but elihu relayed yahweh's message to job and prepared job for god's speech i have personally come to the conclusion that, basically, elihu was used by yahweh, and that's why he didn't include elihu in his scolding. Job’s response to bildad appears in job 9-10 the final speech by a friend in the first cycle is that of zophar who speaks in chapter 11 job’s closing response in the first cycle appears in chapters 12-14.
Job's response is the critical moment of the book traditionally, job has been understood as something akin to surrender -- a confession that he has indeed sinned by raising the question at all in the new international version (one of the three most read translations), job's words are. However, if we look at the book of job, we see god respond unfavorably to job's complaining job goes on for 37 chapters to complain while his friends chide him for brining it on himself (when really, as we see in job 1 , god allowed satan to do this to job unprovoked . --they could not reply unto job, nor deny that he had been in conduct such as he said he had been, and yet they concluded that he must be wicked because god had smitten him pulpit commentary verse 3. Suing god to most it would seem an absurd notion—but not to job after all, desperate times call for desperate measures the angel known as the satan (hebrew for “the adversary”), as told in the book of job, challenges god to test the devotion and piety of the righteous man job job loses all.