Summary: How God will allow us to be put through trials and tribulations!
JOB’S TRIALS & TRIB’S
Job 1: 1-22
Job was In fact a real person, Just like
Ezekiel and Joshua was back in the old
Job was a native of the land of UZ.
This was probably between Damascus and
The Euphrates River.
Job lived around the time of Abraham
Which was about 2000 BC.
Job was quite wealthy and Him and his sons
Were homeowners in a large city of the
Region. Job was very well respected and a
Benefactor of his fellow citizens.
He was also righteous in God’s Eyes
These events in this book of the bible were
Initiated by God and not by Satan like you would think.
God didn’t allow these trials because of Sin!
This was just God testing Job’s faith and
But Job emerged from his testing with a New
Fresh Appreciation of God’s Sovereignty
and Sufficiency For this Believers Life!!!
The first two Chapters of Job are written as
A prologue to the poetic saga that follows here
In verse one of our reading today
To start with there are 4 main things that Jump right
Out at us!!
How Job is a man that was trying to live PERFECT
And also how he was a man that was UPRIGHT
And He was a man that feared GOD
And He Eschewed or (Shunned) EVIL
Not only was Job’s life upright but
Her was very prosperous
He had an abundance of livestock
Which in this time was a symbol of wealth
Job was a very spiritual man and clearly
Revealed his sensitivity to sin
And its continuos need for sacrifice.
In VS. 6 Sons of God is referring to angelic beings
And Satan is also considered one of them
This passage shows that Satan has access to God’s presence but it is quite clear he only has the access that God will let him have!!
And further Satan only has the power that we
Allow him to have!!
Satan is actually powerless but he uses us to
Allow him to gain power!!
We can plainly see here that Satan was just about his business with Job.
And you better know that He’s about his business
With us also!!
Satan tries and tries to find our weaknesses
And he uses them against us
But we as children of God need to see that
We do receive good and bad at the hand of God
However the bad comes so we will become stronger in the Lord!!!
Going to and fro in our reading refers to the
Devils activity though he doesn’t admit it here
This activity of the devil indicates to us
That he only has limited access to God
And Praise God this particular passage in Job indicates that God is sovereign over Satan
And further teaches us that Satan is not
omnipresent like God is!!
And he can’t touch God’s servants without
Verses 13-19 tells us that these disasters that
fell upon Job were human in nature.
Sabeans, Chaldeans and the naturals were
Fire and Wind!!
But God knew Job’s frame of mind
And God also knew that it would be Job’s toughest trial, but he allowed evil to befall him, simply because God had faith in his servant Job!!!
It was almost like God was saying
Come-on Buddy I believe in ya, You can
In our own lives we have to go through many trials and trib’s but
The bible tells us we are heirs with God
And Joint heirs with Jesus Christ
And if we are to share in the reward at the end
Of this life then we will probably have to
Share in the suffering as well
But I guarantee that the pain and suffering
We will have to endure here in this life
Wont be anything to compare to the glory
We will receive when we make it to heaven
With streets of Gold Walls of Jaspers pearly gates
When trials and trib’s come we need to be
Encouraged that its like this situation with Job
God is just letting us know that he believes in us
And we will make it through the tests
And trials of life on this side!!!
What we need to do is turn it around on the devil
The devil don’t know how to tell the truth
And it tells us in the bible
be sober be vigilant, because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about
seeding whom he may devour.
We don’t need to forget that over 2000 years ago
That old lion was defanged and declawed when
Jesus Christ marched through hell and picked
Up the keys to death, hell, and the grave!!!
We don’t need to let Satan intimidate us
We need to intimidate him!!! Hahahahaha