Books & Chapters
Job 1 - NIV
1 In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.
2 He had seven sons and three daughters,
3 and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East.
4 His sons used to hold feasts in their homes on their birthdays, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
5 When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.
The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?”
Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.”
8 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”
9 “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied.
10 “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.
11 But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.”
The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.”
Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.
13 One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house,
14 a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby,
15 and the Sabeans attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
16 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The fire of God fell from the heavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
17 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
18 While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house,
19 when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
20 At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship
22 In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.
Sermons on Job 1
Contributed by Luther Sexton on Jun 21, 2018
A brief Outline of Job's Trial
JOB'S RESPONSE TO TRIAL I. He Worshipped Job 1:20 (After wealth and children were lost.) II. He Wished Job 3:1-5 that he had not been born. (After body was diseased.) III. He Wanted Job 6:8-9 to be destroyed. IV. He Wished Again Job 9:32-33 for a daysman (umpire) between he and God. V. He ...read more
Contributed by Barry O Johnson on May 24, 2018
A brief look at Job 1 and 2. It took me about 50 minutes to deliver this message.
This is a message about how we're taught unbelief, how we’re taught to question God’s goodness in all situations. One of the reasons the Lord is starting to show me some things about how we teach unbelief is because in those areas where there is wrong belief, there is no faith. In those areas where ...read more
Contributed by Gordon Pike on May 13, 2018
Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking rightly about yourself. It's getting and keeping a "right-sized" image of yourself by having a "right-sized" image of God.
How may of you dream or have ever dreamed of becoming famous? I mean REALLY famous? Can't go anywhere without being recognized famous? Remembered and adored long after you're dead famous? Ah ... glad to see that I'm not the only one. When I was in my twenties and thirties, I considered ...read more
Contributed by Derrick White Sr on Nov 28, 2017
AND A LOT OF TIMES WE FIND OURSELVES USING THE WORD HELL LOOSELY A LOT OF TIMES WHEN IT'S HOT OUTSIDE SOME OF US FIND OURSELVES SAYING IT'S HOT AS HELL
Job 1:1 (KJV) There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. Job 1:13-19 (KJV) And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:  And ...read more
Contributed by Paul Andrew on Oct 23, 2017
The experience of suffering can at times involve a loss of confidence in God’s near presence.
Suffering and Trial The experience of suffering can at times involve a loss of confidence in God’s near presence....The challenge of suffering is a test to all sanctity. It is met well whenever the truth of God’s presence is embraced in a deeper certitude of faith. The certitude is directed ...read more