Job Loses His Health

Job 2:1-10

Again there was a day when the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord.

The Lord (to Satan): From where do you come?

Satan: From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

The Lord: Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God, and avoids evil? and still he holds fast his integrity, although you moved me against him, to destroy him without cause.

Satan: Skin for skin, yes, a man will give that he has for his life. But put forth you hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.

The Lord: Behold, he is in your hand; but save his life.

So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord, and struck Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.

And Job took him a potsherd (a piece of broken pottery) to scrape himself with; and he sat down among the ashes.

Job’s wife: Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God, and die.

Job: You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?

In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

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Job Loses All

Job 1:6:22

Again there was a day when the sons of God (angels) came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.

The Lord (to Satan): From where do you come?

Satan (to the Lord): From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.

The Lord: Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?

Satan: Does Job fear God for nothing? Haven’t you made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!

The Lord: All that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person.

So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

Now there was a day when Job’s sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house;

A messenger came to Job.

Messenger: The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, when the Sabeans raided them and took them away—indeed they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!

While he was still speaking:

Another messenger: The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I alone have escaped to tell you!

While he was still speaking:

Another messenger: The Chaldeans formed three bands, raided the camels and took them away, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!

While he was still speaking:

Another messenger: Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, and suddenly a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they are dead; and I alone have escaped to tell you!

Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and Job fell to the ground and worshiped God.

Job: Naked I came from my mother’s womb,

And naked shall I return there.

The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away;

Blessed be the name of the Lord.

In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.

Job Introduced

Job 1:1-5

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job.

We don’t know the time that Job lived, but Job is believed to be the first book of the Bible to be written.

You may we thinking, What about Genesis? Although the events in the first part of Genesis had to have occurred before Job lived, the book of Genesis was written by Moses later.

I just read something I’ve never heard. Noah had a grandson named Uz, and four generations later there is a Jobab listed in the genealogy. Apparently some believe Uz had a city named after him, and Jobab could be Job. (Genesis 10:23,29)

Job was perfect and upright, and he feared God and turned away from evil.

Job had seven sons and three daughters.

Job was a wealthy man. The Bible tells us he owned:

– seven thousand sheep

– three thousand camels

– five hundred yoke of ox. (Since a yoke of oxen is two oxen, Job owned 1,000 oxen.)

– five hundred she donkeys

– and a very great household;

Job was the greatest of all the men of the east.

Job’s sons went and feasted each other’s houses, every one his day. The brothers invited and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

So Job’s children obviously got along well, enjoying each other’s company.

When the days of their feasting were over, Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all.

For Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.

This Job did continually.

Goliath’s Brothers

The Philistines had a champion named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span (9’9”). David defeated Goliath in 1 Samuel 17.

Samuel 21:15-22 and 1 Chronicles 20:4-8

1) The Philistines had yet war with Israel at Gezer; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines: And Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of the giant, thought to slay David. But Abishai smote the Philistine, and killed him.

2) After this, there arose again war with the Philistines at Gob; at which time Sibbechai slew Sippai/Saph, that was of the sons of the giant: and Philistines were subdued.

3) And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan slew Lahmi, the brother of Goliath the Gittite.

4) And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had six fingers on each hand, and six toes on each foot; and he also was born to the giant. And when he defied Israel, Jonathan David’s nephew killed him.

These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.

Four giant brothers. One specifically says he is the brother of Goliath. This probably means that these two had the same mother, while all five had the same father.

Eye for An Eye

…life shall be for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. (Deuteronomy 19:21 NKJV)

Jesus: You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other (cheek) to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away. (Matthew 5:38-42 NKJV)

Not By Bread Alone

In Matthew 4:1-4, Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.

Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

But Jesus answered and said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”

Jesus responded to temptation by quoting the Word of God.

Deuteronomy 8:3 …man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.

Read the rest of the story in Matthew 4:5-11.

Death of Aaron

Aaron died at Mt Hor in the 40th year after leaving Egypt. He was 123 yrs old.

And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in Mount Hor by the border of the land of Edom:

“Aaron shall be gathered to his people, for he shall not enter the land which I have given

to the children of Israel, because you rebelled against My word at the water of Meribah.

Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up to Mount Hor; and strip Aaron of

his garments and put them on Eleazar his son; for Aaron shall be gathered to his people

and die there.”

So Moses did just as the Lord commanded, and they went up to Mount Hor in the

sight of all the congregation.

Moses stripped Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son;

and Aaron died there on the top of the mountain.

Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

Now when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead,

all the house of Israel mourned for Aaron thirty days. (Numbers 20:22-29 NKJV)

Then Aaron the priest went up to Mount Hor at the command of the Lord,

and died there in the fortieth year after the children of Israel had

come out of the land of Egypt, on the first day of the fifth month.

Aaron was one hundred and twenty-three years old when he died on Mount Hor.

(Numbers 33:38-39 NKJV)

Moses removed the garments of the high priest from Aaron, and put them on Eleazar,

the new high priest.

Aaron did not get to go into the promised land.

Murder vs Manslaughter

Numbers 35 distinguishes between murder (vs 16-21) and manslaughter (man-slayer) (vs 22-23).

The punishment for murder was death.

A death sentence required two witnesses.

Whoever kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the testimony of witnesses;

but one witness is not sufficient testimony against a person for the death penalty. Moreover

you shall take no ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death, but he shall surely

be put to death.(Numbers 35:30-31)

One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits;

by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established.

(Deuteronomy 19:15)

The witnesses threw the first stones when the person was stoned.

Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to death on the testimony of two or three witnesses;

he shall not be put to death on the testimony of one witness. The hands of the witnesses shall

be the first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you

shall put away the evil from among you. (Deuteronomy 17:6-7)

In Numbers 35:12-15, God told the Israelites to designate six cities as cities of refuge.

These six cities would be for refuge for anyone who killed a person accidentally (manslaughter not murder).

They could go to these cities for protection from those who might seek revenge for the death

until they stood before the congregation in judgment. Three cities of Refuge would be on the

east side of the Jordan River and three cities in the land of Canaan on the west side of the Jordan River.

Then in Deuteronomy 4:41-43, Moses set up the three cities of refuge east of the Jordan River.

In Joshua 20, the purpose of the cities of refuge is restated and three cities of refuge are designated

on the west side of the Jordan River.

Greatest Commandment

In Matthew 22:35-38, one of the Pharisees, a lawyer, asked Jesus a question,

testing Him, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all

your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment.”

Jesus answered from the Word of God.

Deuteronomy 6:4

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your

God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”

Jesus went on to say, “And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as

yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

(Matthew 22:39-40)

Also from the Word of God.

Leviticus 19:18 You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the

children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.