The Book of Job - Part 1

Commentaries explaining God's control, human suffering, and the relationship between the two.

Chapters 1-10


Who Was Job?

Job 1:1-5

January 24, 2019

The Book of Job is an exceptionally difficult book to understand. This book provides a historical account of a man’s intense and extreme suffering, but shows that God’s sovereign hand is the cause of it. Many people look to this book to find comfort in a time of suffering. Many people...


The Question Everyone Has About God...

Job 1:6-12

January 25, 2019

One of the number one questions that people have about God is this: Why does God let bad things happen to good people? The Bible actually presents some questions of its own...


He Remains The Same

Job 1:13-22

January 28, 2019

No matter what people know of God or think of Him, He is who He is. Our opinions or understanding of God doesn’t affect who God is and His purposes in any sort of way. Just because people don’t like how God works or believe He’s real doesn’t mean that God ceases to be the One True Living God who created the heavens and...


Why Does The Devil Persist?

Job 2:1-10

January 29, 2019

The grace of God is a big deal. Many people consider the favor that God provides as something that we as people are entitled to. Often times we as people can become so accustomed to God’s favor that we take simple things for granted. For example, the Bible teaches that the very breath we take and the means by which our ...


What Good Are Friends For

Job 2:11-13

January 30, 2019

he concept of compassion can be a confusing subject. The Biblical descriptions of compassion are usually far more involved and dramatic. For example, in Matthew Chapter 9, Jesus looked at the people that were brought to Him and the scriptures testify that He was “moved with compassion.” The word in the original language that...


God's Purposes For Suffering

Job 3:1-26

January 31, 2019

The sovereignty of God is a hard thing to understand. How can we know the supremacy of God’s control unless the Lord show us how little control we have? The same is true of God’s mercy. How can we know the true nature of God’s mercy unless He first reveals the extent of our pity and guilt? The point is that, there are certain things...


Good Intents, Bad Results

Job 4:1-6

February 1, 2019

The Bible teaches that the devil is a deceiver and the father of lies. The challenge that we face as people is that it is exceptionally difficult to recognize the devil’s craftiness. If not for God exposing the patterns of the devil’s work in scripture, we would have no basis of understanding how the devil tries to trick and destroy. For...


Things Aren't As They Seem

Job 4:7-11

February 4, 2019

The Bible deals with the concept of “knowledge” in a difficult way. In some places, knowledge is referred to as a life source. Grace and peace are multiplied unto God’s people through the “knowledge” of God through Jesus. God said that His people perish for a lack of “knowledge.” Yet, there are verses that show how knowledge can...


Spiritual Visions

Job 4:12-21

February 5, 2019

The Bible teaches that God has a way of humbling people. The scriptures explain that God is highly exalted above all creatures, physical and spiritual. He is the unique eternally self-existing and self-sustaining God. All things exist and remain because of God. Though people often go through life forgetting this truth or even...


The Plank In The Eye

Job 5:1-7

February 6, 2019

The Bible teaches that there are things about God that can be known in this life, and there are also things about Him that can never be known in this life. We are finite and God is infinite. Even though God has revealed many things about Himself, there are just some things that we can’t understand. The simple nature of His aseity is hard...


The Fuel For Perseverance

Job 5:8-16

February 7, 2019

The Bible teaches that God is “wonderful.” The scriptures teach that one of the defining traits of the Messiah would be that He is “wonderful.” This word means that God is full of wonder. In other words, He is hard to comprehend. The prophet Isaiah wrote that God’s ways are not like our ways, and His thoughts are not like our...


Receiving The Benefits Of God's Goodness

Job 5:17-27

February 8, 2019

The Bible plainly teaches that the benefits of the Lord come to those who seek to know the Lord. Many people seek the good things God does from the Lord, but are never really concerned about Him. Many people want God’s stuff, but don’t want God involved in their lives. This is not how God works. He is gracious, but the


Dealing With Pain And Suffering

Job 6:1-13

February 11, 2019

The Bible is helpful to provide a candid perspective about the flaws of human thinking. The Bible teaches that there are issues that we all have with our natural way of thinking. We are emotional creatures, and often times, those emotions can cloud our understand of what it true. The Bible teaches that the heart is deceitful above all...


Avoiding Disappointment

Job 6:14-30

February 12, 2019

The Bible teaches that all of God’s people should trust in Him, not in one another. The scriptures explain that Jesus Christ is the Rock of our salvation, and that the wise person is the one who builds their life upon the foundation of His essence by faith. The fool is likened to the one that builds their life on “the sand,” trusting in...


Sleepless Nights

Job 7:1-6

February 13, 2019

The conditions of this life are good in some sense, but miserable in others. The Lord Jesus taught that we should hate our lives. Some feel that Jesus was being poetic and using hyperbole in this lesson, but that is not totally true. The truth is, this life is filled with corruption, decay, and darkness. These are qualities that are...


Handling Suffering With The Right Attitude

Job 7:7-16

February 14, 2019

The Bible teaches that God uses the suffering of this life to teach us about the value of the inheritance He has awaiting His people in eternity. Jesus taught that eternal life is the knowledge of God through Him. Thus, the more we know of Jesus, the more we get to enjoy the benefits of eternal life, even while suffering in this one...


Who Is To Blame?

Job 7:17-21

February 15, 2019

When bad things happen in life, it is common to look for ways to make ourselves the victim. Often times, people want to cast blame on outside influences as the cause of pain or distress. We look to other people as the cause of our issues. We look to uncontrollable circumstances as the cause to our trouble. Often times, people will...


False Accusations

Job 8:1-7

February 18, 2019

When people don’t rely on the counsel of the Lord to speak their minds concerning the circumstances of other people, bad things can happen. The scriptures show that, even though we might have good intentions to speak good things to those around us to help them, our words can come out all wrong so that we do more damage



Job 8:8-22

February 19, 2019

The scriptures explain that God’s people should, under no circumstances, “judge one another.” Unfortunately, this is a heavily confused subject, in and out of the church. The English translation of the Bible makes this concept difficult to understand at times. The original Greek language of the New Testament uses three different...


Measuring Up

Job 9:1-13

February 20, 2019

The Bible teaches that there is a great difference between knowing about God, and actually knowing the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Creator of the heavens and the earth. The problem is that we are of two contrary natures. God is light and there is no darkness in Him. We as people are conceived with a heart of darkness that...


God's Facts Versus Human Opinion

Job 9:14-24

February 21, 2019

When people suffer pain or distress, it is common for people to think irrationally. Our emotional capacity doesn’t often do well with suffering and grief. We are often susceptible to buy into certain ways of thinking that, under normal circumstances, we would dismiss, but in our pain, seems acceptable and valid. Often times, the...


True Hope

Job 9:25-35

February 22, 2019

The Bible clearly shows that a life that has no knowledge or understanding of the Gospel is a hopeless life. How can there be the expectation of something legitimately good if there is no knowledge of how to gain access to the source what produces all that is good? If there is no access to God and the goodness He provides, how can...


The Power Of Complaining

Job 10:1-7

February 25, 2019

The Bible teaches that everything reproduces of its own kind. This is also true of attitudes. When the Bible shows that people have the joy of the Lord, it is usually infectious so that others have the joy of the Lord too. Likewise, when the Bible shows that there are some who are selfish, that attitude breeds more selfishness. The...


Dramatic Swings In Life

Job 10:8-13

February 26, 2019

The Bible frequently refers to God as the Creator of all things with great purpose. God’s identity and power as Creator is often stated in the context of His promises. God frequently referred to His past work in creation in order to remind the children of Israel of the power He has, thereby assuring Him that He is able to fulfill the...


Proper Perspective

Job 10:14-22

February 27, 2019

When the Apostle Paul wrote to the Philippian church, he was in prison because of the work of his ministry. Preaching the Gospel had gotten him into great trouble. Yet still, it was to the Philippian church that Paul wrote, “To live is Christ, and to die is gain.” This he wrote while in prison! Paul felt that life on this earth was all about...

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