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The Word: Episode 1050 Hebrews 10:28-31

“Curse God and Die”

September 15, 2019

“Curse God and Die”

Blessings folk!

The Lord has given Job “to the power of” the satan…the adversary, the accuser.

Watch what happens…

Job 2:6-10
So the LORD said to Satan,
“Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life.”

Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.

And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while he was sitting among the ashes.

Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!”

But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Remember what the satan had said?
“If you attack his body, he will curse You…”

The satan smote Job with sore boils.
From head to sole.

What was Job’s reaction?
He was scraping off boils…ugh.
He sat among the ashes…as sign of uncleanness.

But, then we see more.
Job’s wife.
Such a lovely woman.

You did see her question?
“Do you still hold fast your integrity?”
She meant…
Do you still not blame God?
Do you still not find fault?
Do you still believe that the Lord gives/takes?
Sounds to me as if she were embarrassed by him?

Then, the statement.
“Curse God and die”.

I love Job’s response.
You speak as the foolish women speak.

Job “doubles-down”
Shall we accept good from God and not accept adversity?

Job rested in the Lord.
In all his misery.
In all the adversity.

He did not sin with his lips.

Do we?

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The Word: Episode 1049 Hebrews 10:26-27

“Skin For Skin”

September 14, 2019

“Skin For Skin”

Blessings!

Though he had lost much, Job did not sin.
He did not turn against God.
He did not blame God.

Job 1:22
Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.

The account continues…

Job 2:1-6

Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the LORD.

The LORD said to Satan,
“Where have you come from?”
Then Satan answered the LORD and said,
“From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.”

The LORD said to Satan,
“Have you considered My servant Job?
For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause.”

Satan answered the LORD and said,
“Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.

“However, put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh;
he will curse You to Your face.”

So the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life.”

We see the same gathering as earlier.
The sons of God are presenting themselves before the Lord.
The satan does likewise.

The Lord initiates the conversation.
The Lord asks the satan where he had been.
The Lord knew.
The purpose of the question?
To give the satan opportunity to tell?
To let the satan know that the Lord knows all?

Then the Lord asks…
Have you considered Job?

Of course He knew the answer.

The satan had sought to destroy Job by killing Job’s children and taking/destroying his possessions.

Yet, Job did not sin.

The satan’s response this time?

“Skin for skin…”

The satan was saying “touch his body, attack him physically…he will curse You”.

The Lord’s response?

He is in you power, only spare his life.

The satan has the power to take life…if God allows.

There is more to all this than we know…

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The Word: Episode 1048 Hebrews 10:19-25

“The Lord Gives. The Lord Takes.”

September 13, 2019

“The Lord Gives. The Lord Takes.”

Blessings folk!

Job was in mourning.
His children had died.
His animals had been stolen.
His stuff was destroyed.

Yet, still he worshipped…

Job 1:20
Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head,
and he fell to the ground and worshiped.


Wonder what Job was thinking?
Wonder how Job felt?

We do not need to wonder.
The Word tells us.

Job 1:21-22
He said,
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked I shall return there.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the LORD.”

Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.


Familiar, huh?
But now we know the context.

Job was acknowledging the truth of life.
We come into the world naked…having nothing, “owning” nothing.
We will return the same way…can not “take it with us”.

Job also proclaimed that it is the Lord that gives.
It is the Lord that takes away.

His response? “Blessed be the name of the Lord!”

He blessed the Lord.
He did not sin.
He did not blame God.

May we do likewise.


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The Word: Episode 1047 Hebrews 10:15-22

“While He Was Still Speaking”

September 12 2019

“While He Was Still Speaking”

Blessings folk!

The satan whined before God…”Job only follows you because you protect him…remove the hedge of protection and he will curse you to your face.”

God said “ok, touch his possessions, yet leave him alone”…

Job 1:12
Then the LORD said to Satan,
“Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him.”
So Satan departed from the presence of the LORD.


We continue…

Job 1:13-19

Now on the day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house,

a messenger came to Job and said,
“The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them,

and the Sabeans attacked and took them.
They also slew the servants with the edge of the sword,
and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

While he was still speaking, another also came and said,
“The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

While he was still speaking, another also came and said,
“The Chaldeans formed three bands and made a raid on the camels and took them and slew the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

While he was still speaking, another also came and said,
“Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house,

and behold, a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people and they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

Tragic horror all at the same time.

  • Attack of the Sabeans…took animals, killed of servants
  • Fire of God from heaven (lightning?)…burned sheep and servants…consumed
  • Attack of the Chadeans…raided camels, killed servants
  • Great wind kills daughters and sons

Job learns of each in rapid fashion…”while he was still speaking”

There is no imagining the shock.

Job’s reaction?

Job 1:20

Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head,
and he fell to the ground and worshiped.

Job arose.
Job tore his robe.
Job shaved his head.
Job was in mourning.

How did he mourn?
After arising, he fell to the ground.
He worshiped.

In the most difficult of times, he worshiped.

May we do likewise.

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The Word: Episode 1046 Hebrews 10:10-14