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If you missed the last Blog Post Stop reading, go to my profile and click on the previous Blog. This is a Bible...Blog series on the book of Job. It's super excited and it's going to be a lot of fun! I'm still waiting to get some feedback, and I know there have been quite a few of you to read it so you should definitely comment below what you think! So, without further interruption let's get to it!

*Once again using an NIV study Bible, please use a Bible when going through this, so you can follow along!

Job Chapter 2

Okay, so we left off and Job had literally just lost pretty much everything. All of his children are dead now, all of his servants, but 4 are dead, all of his cattle are stolen. Everything has been taken from this guy and he started out with having it all. I mean loaded. So, you would think this poor guy has been through enough right? Wrong. Let's see what happens.

Literally the first verse Satan is presenting himself to God again, and they have the exact same conversation that they had in the first chapter! I think Satan has a Vendetta against Job. Like he wants to break him. His goal in life is to just prove to God that he's better, I mean we all know that, but I mean it's like God is like dude go for it, but you are going to fail. I mean listen to this conversation.

"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. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason."  (Job 2:3)

He's like "Dude, you have literally no reason to be against him. He has done nothing wrong, he honestly does everything right, and when he does do something right he apologizes for his wrong doing." Of course though Satan has to respond with something because it's Satan right?

"Skin for Skin!" Satan Replied. "A man will give all he has for him own life. But now stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely cure you to your face." (Job 2:4)

Satan is such a rat. He's that guy you just wanna punch in the throat. Seriously, he's the know it all. I mean it's no wonder he got thrown out of heaven. I wouldn't be able to stand him either, and to think he was like God's left hand man...He's obnoxious. Anyways, so God said okay, but you can't kill him. Just like I said in the previous Blog. God is in Charge, but not in Control!

So Satan went out of the presence of the Lord to do his deed, and what did he do you ask? 

He gave Job painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head. (Job 2:7)

So, imagine having blisters literally all over your body. I mean, that is what I would imagine it being like for Job. Probably close to one of the most painful experiences I could possibly think of to compare to that at this very moment. He then takes a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself and sat among the ashes, which during that time was a Jewish symbol of mourning.

This part really gets to me...His wife, who hasn't been mentioned at all, comes up to him and says this.

"Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and Die!"(Job 2:9)

Well...That's rude...Like I get she's mourning, but seriously that's very rude to just be like go and die. His response is very powerful though.

"You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" (Job 2:10)

That's a beautiful moment for him, I mean he's suffering, pure suffering in that moment, and he is still honoring God. It's really lovely.

The next moment I really love as well. A lot of time in my life I have struggled with friendships, and as soon as his three friends heard that he was having hardships they came running. In the NIV text it says this. 

"When they saw him from a distance, they could hardly recognize him; they began to weep aloud, and they tore their robes and sprinkled dust on their heads. Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights. No one said a word to him, because they saw how great his suffering was." (Job 2:12-13)

The began to weep aloud...they tore their robes...they sat on the ground for seven days and seven nights... How many people can say that they would do that for their friends? I mean That takes true love for a friend to suffer right along side with a friend. Now a days we just send a card, or even a text. We don't even go to their house anymore. They sat with him for seven days and seven nights and suffered right along side with him. 

As you finish this I want you to think on that. Think on the Suffering that Job had to go through, and think about the kind of friend that you are and the kind of friends that your surround yourself with on a daily basis.

Bailie

 

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