The Sermon God Calls Job "My Friend" by David McGee
May 06, 2018
God Calls Job "My Friend" (11:36)
Referenced Scriptures: Job 1:1-8; Job 2:1-3; Job 2:7-10; Job 5:1-7; Job 11:1-6; Job 19:1-6; Job 42:1-12
The scriptures below are from the WEB Bible.
1) There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God, and turned away from evil.
2) There were born to him seven sons and three daughters.
3) His possessions also were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred she-donkeys, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the children of the east.
4) His sons went and held a feast in the house of each one on his birthday; and they sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
5) It was so, when the days of their feasting had run their course, that 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 renounced God in their hearts." Thus did Job continually.
6) Now it happened on the day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Yahweh, that Satan also came among them.
7) Yahweh said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Then Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "From going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."
8) Yahweh said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant, Job? For there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil."
1) Again it happened on the day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Yahweh, that Satan came also among them to present himself before Yahweh.
2) Yahweh said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "From going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."
3) Yahweh said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? For there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil. He still maintains his integrity, although you incited me against him, to ruin him without cause."
7) So Satan went forth from the presence of Yahweh, and struck Job with painful sores from the sole of his foot to his head.
8) He took for himself a potsherd to scrape himself with, and he sat among the ashes.
9) Then his wife said to him, "Do you still maintain your integrity? Renounce God, and die."
10) But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?" In all this Job didn‘t sin with his lips.
1) "Call now; is there any who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?
2) For resentment kills the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.
3) I have seen the foolish taking root, But suddenly I cursed his habitation.
4) His children are far from safety, They are crushed in the gate. Neither is there any to deliver them,
5) Whose harvest the hungry eats up, Takes it even out of the thorns; The snare gapes for their substance.
6) For affliction doesn‘t come forth from the dust, Neither does trouble spring out of the ground;
7) But man is born to trouble, As the sparks fly upward.
1) Then Zophar, the Naamathite, answered,
2) "Shouldn‘t the multitude of words be answered? Should a man full of talk be justified?
3) Should your boastings make men hold their peace? When you mock, shall no man make you ashamed?
4) For you say, ‘My doctrine is pure, I am clean in your eyes.‘
5) But oh that God would speak, And open his lips against you,
6) That he would show you the secrets of wisdom! For true wisdom has two sides. Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves.
1) Then Job answered,
2) "How long will you torment me, And crush me with words?
3) You have reproached me ten times. You aren‘t ashamed that you attack me.
4) If it is true that I have erred, My error remains with myself.
5) If indeed you will magnify yourselves against me, And plead against me my reproach;
6) Know now that God has subverted me, And has surrounded me with his net.
1) Then Job answered Yahweh,
2) "I know that you can do all things, And that no purpose of yours can be restrained.
3) You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?‘ Therefore I have uttered that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I didn‘t know.
4) You said, ‘Listen, now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you will answer me.‘
5) I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees you.
6) Therefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes."
7) It was so, that after Yahweh had spoken these words to Job, Yahweh said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is kindled against you, and against your two friends; for you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has.
8) Now therefore, take to yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept him, that I not deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has."
9) So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did what Yahweh commanded them, and Yahweh accepted Job.
10) Yahweh turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends. Yahweh gave Job twice as much as he had before.
11) Then came there to him all his brothers, and all his sisters, and all those who had been of his acquaintance before, and ate bread with him in his house. They comforted him, and consoled him concerning all the evil that Yahweh had brought on him. Everyone also gave him a piece of money, and everyone a ring of gold.
12) So Yahweh blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand female donkeys.
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