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.
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.
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.
One day the angels[a] came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan[b] also came with them.
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.”
Summary: What do you say to someone one who is suffering? How do we respond to the cry if God is real and loving, why does he allow so much pain and evil into our world? This message seeks to help answer those questions.
Summary: Devil is not everywhere but he uses his demons who bring information to him. So, he knows some secrets about God’s children because He knows what God can do for his people. The worst thing is that some children of God are not aware of these secrets.
Summary: Does Satan have complete access to try believers? Does God place a hedge around His children? What can we learn from suffering? If you have wondered any of these questions, join us as we study the life of Job to see how the Bible answers them and more.
Summary: When a righteous man, continually believed that sin was in the hearts of his children, can he wait for his change? To know, that even a righteous man, will suffer, without sin and without cause.
Summary: Have you ever heard the boys with the most toys wins? Amazing how the world can contort things from God-centered fact to self-proclaiming malarkey!
This morning I want to look at an ancient account of the suffering of Job and contextualize some of its components into today’s world!