I haven’t had much time to write like I normally do, …so I’ll share my thoughts and show you the things that run through my mind as I’ve read this week..….
1- Job was an oil tycoon? Well, he had oil, what was he doing with petroleum? Crude oil? Just wondering….Job 29:6
2- OIL- just thinking about oil again, did you notice that oil comes from 2 different places 1) the brance (Jesus) and 2) the rock (Jesus again!!) isn’t that cool?
3- Condensation- okay- how did they know about condensation? Job 36:27 and David knew the earth was round – so what happened to knowledge that it disappeared and suddenly we find it again and think we are so advanced. Duh.
4- Jesus and Job: Consider the words in Job 29-30 that sound similar to descriptions of Jesus and NT: robe, righteousness, branch, chief, justice, mock, pierced, ransom, as a thief, mediator
5- Job, Joseph, David, Moses, and Jesus have a lot in common. All suffered greatly before they were placed in power and blessings. Job was accused of wickedness (34:36-37) David was accused of being prideful (by his brother) Moses was rejected and accused (but God put them in their place) Joseph lived his entire childhood being hated by his brothers, and then Jesus- were all these lives symbolic of the Savior to come?
6- “He hears the baby ravens cry out for food.” That truly amazes me. Job 38;41
7- Job had to forgive his three friends, but the 4th- Elihu- he didn’t? Elihu was the only one not reprimanded for his words to Job. He was the youngest and he waited for the 3 friends of Job to speak first. I’m sure the entire situation scared him enough to learn the lesson, but still…something to think about. Elihu was a descendant from Nahor, Abraham’s brother, and I guess Sarah too if you think about it.
8- Elihu was a know it all, he was starting to get on my nerves too. Poor Job.
9- Ezekiel studied the book of Job- and James in the New testament discusses it too. Ex 14:20, James 5:11
10- What exactly is the shadow of death? When I stopped to really ponder that it scared me! Like the black eyed….. I can’t even go there, but really, what is it? A a shadow? What? Psalm 23, Job 38;17
11- “3″ Every man is given three chances????? What in the world does this mean—“Behold, God works all these things, Twice, in fact, three times with a man, To bring back his soul from the Pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of life.” KJV says it differently but the original Hebrew word says three- the verse tells us that God is often trying to gather us and save us from the pit but does He make sure we all get three chances? Job 33:29-30
12- Don’t dis the preachers. In 1 Corinthians 3 it talks about how the word of God is planted in our hearts; one person plants the seed, one waters it and God makes it grow. Now there are some preacher/teachers that many people are against- with cause I’m sure, however I see that some of them prepare the soil- think about it.
13- I keep running into the story of Jonah everywhere I turn, but I know I’m not qualified to go to Nineveh, so I’m okay with that. Also, I keep running into place of rest- so that may be my next long post if I can sit for more that 5 minutes without being interrupted.
14- Walk properly!! Walk properly, Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, Make no provision for the flesh to fulfill the lust, Pursue things that bring peace- I have a lot to work on! Romans 13:8-14:19 What do you need to work on? Are you walking properly?
15- 1 Corinthians 3- Works in the fire – how exactly is this going to happen? I was watching Jungle Gold the other day and they took beautiful gold and had to put it through the fire to get out all the impurities. It reminded me that we may look and act all righteous but we each have impurities– Jesus has washed our sins away- yet we still must check ourselves, our heart and repent as soon as we see our sins.
16- “For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire” 1 Cor 3:9-15 So some go in crispy burnt and others are the finest gold hmmmm
My version of what Job looked like- whatever, that’s what popped in my mind as I was reading and dissecting. You know I love Indians – or native americans-(I heard we can’ t say indian anymore- but I didn’t get that memo) and after reading Ezekiel I think native americans may be one of the lost tribes- but this is all irrelevant, isn’t it! I’ve had 25 interruptions, my computer shut down 9 times during this post, wordpress isnt working, my dog drank my coffee and I’m surrounded by kids…got to go, peace be with you and remember; the God of peace will soon Crush satan under your feet! Romans 16
Job 32-33 (zachscripturestudy.com)
Finding The Right Partner For The Job (witnessrunner.wordpress.com)
Crawling Through the Bible with Marla Erwin, Job ch. 32-37 (coachmarlaerwin.wordpress.com)
Choose Jesus Christ (ourfathershavetoldus.wordpress.com)
Job 34-35 (zachscripturestudy.com)