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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Job 2

 

 

Verses 1-10

Job 2:3 — "And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job , that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright Prayer of Manasseh , one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity" - Comments- Bob Nichols said, "God had faith in the faith of Job. 14] Jesus also had faith in the faith of Peter ( Luke 22:31-32). God watches over our faith and knows our strength. He is the one who determines how much Satan can tempt us. Paul writes, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." ( 1 Corinthians 10:13)

14] Bob Nichols, "Sermon," Kampala, Uganda: Miracle Center Cathedral, 2November 2008.

Luke 22:31-32, "And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren."

Job 2:3 — "although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause" - Comments- If Satan himself can move God with a petition, how much more will God move heaven and earth for His children. Did not the legion of demons Jesus to enter into the swine and He allowed them? ( Luke 8:32)

Luke 8:32, "And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them."

Job 2:6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.

Job 2:6Comments- Note in Job 1:12; Job 2:6 how Satan is bound to obey God's Word.

Job 1:12, "And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD."

Job 2:9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.

Job 2:9Comments- It seems Satan would have tried to destroy all of Job that he could, especially his wife. Perhaps she was spared because a husband and wife are one flesh.

Job 2:10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

Job 2:10 — "In all this did not Job sin with his lips" - Comments- In Job 1:22, Job had his lips bridled, as in James 3:2. Thus, Job qualified as a perfect Prayer of Manasseh , just as he is called in Job 1:1.

Job 1:22, "In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly."

James 3:2, "For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body."

Job 1:1, "There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil."


Verses 11-13

The Arrival of Job's Three Friends - Job 2:11-13 records the arrival of Job's three friends: Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar. Although Job's pitiful condition broke their hearts and move them to sorrow and mourn with him, they still found reason to condemn him. When my mother was suffering from a tumor in her chest, I found myself sorrowing for her while my mind wanted to drift towards a cause of sin for this sickness. However, I quickly brought myself back to her redemption in Christ Jesus and understood that all of her sins have been covered by the blood of Jesus and therefore, they no longer exist before the throne in Heaven. I then focused upon those heavenly blessings that she inherited as a child of God, and understood that the blessing of divine healing belonged to her. I prayed with her in faith (October 2010), looking for divine healing rather than finding a reason for condemnation, which Job's three friends attempted to find in him.

 


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Bibliography Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Job 2:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/job-2.html. 2013.

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