Summary: Doth Job fear God for nought?
Job Ch 1 v 9 Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
1. The Challenge Of The Question Doth Job fear God?
The Reverential Fear of God,
(a) The Requirement Of This Fear
Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
(b) The Reverence Of This Fear
Deut 13:4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
(c) The Result Of This Fear
Joshua 4:24 That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.
(d) The Response Of This Fear
Joshua 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.
(e) The Reward Of This Fear
1 Chronicles 16:30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.
(f) The Right For This Fear
Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
1 Peter 2:17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
(g) The Resilience Of This Fear
Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
2. The Charge Of The Question Doth Job fear God for nought?
God had Blessed Job :-
(a) Spiritually 1 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.
(b) Domestically 2 There were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. (c) Materially 3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. (d) Physically
(e) Socially 3 so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.
3. The Chance Of The Question 8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Notice :-
(a) The Lord's Blessing Of Job Hast thou considered my servant Job,
The Lord had Saved Him my servant Job
The Lord had Supported Him that there is none like him in the earth The Lord had Sanctified Him a perfect and an upright man
The Lord had Subdued Him one that feareth God, and escheweth evil
(b) The Lord's Boasting Of Job Hast thou considered my servant Job,
The Lord Is Sure Of Job's Life, Job's Love, & Job's Loyalty