Job’s Confession & Repentance – Job 42

15 09 2017

bible_jobThis is the second post in our series on Job 42. Last time we began by setting the stage for Job 42 as we looked at God’s response in Job 40 and 41, revealing the sovereignty of our God. Today we will look at the first part of Job 42, verses 1 – 6, which in many versions is titled “Job’s Confession and Repentance”

Here stands Job in chapter 42 speaking to his sovereign God. In the first verse Job acknowledges no one can oppose the plans and purpose of God. Job my_confession_its_not_what_you_think_217730405 (2)continues the conversation as he confesses he is ignorant in speaking of things he could never understand.  He then continues confessing he did not know God the way he does now. Finally, in verse six Job repents as he sees himself as he truly is, dust and ashes in the face of a sovereign God.

How often do we defend ourselves (as Job did in the earlier chapters) until that moment when our sovereign God gives insight and understanding to what is taking place in our lives? Yes, sometimes it hurts when God speak truth bringing understanding to our situation, so like Job, must choose to confess our ignorant and repent for trying to defend ourselves instead of leaving that job to our sovereign God.

Join me next time as we look at Job’s friends.

Blessings & Complete Joy!

Millie

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Job and a Sovereign God

8 09 2017

bible_jobThis week’s post begins a three-part series on the final chapter of Job 42.

The book of Job is comprised of 42 chapters recounting the story of the suffering of Job, a righteous man. Just as the final chapter of Job has three parts, Job is joined by three friends and three cycles of debate ensue before God himself enters the picture in chapter 40 as he begins revealing the real issue is not the suffering of a righteous man but the sovereignty of a mighty God. This revelation is where chapter 42 begins.

Job 42 is comprised of three parts. Part 1 is Job’s response to God, part 2 is God’s speaking to Job’s friends and part 3 is Job’s restoration.

We want to look at the two preceding chapters of Job in this first post because God has been talking to Job and helps him understand God is sovereign.

Sovereign by definition is: to have or possess supreme or ultimate power and authority. God has supreme/ultimate power and authority. This is something mankind has wrestled with since our creation. We grumble trying to find reasons for everything. As I look at Texas, some will look and judge its citizens. I cannot, rather I look at a sovereign God who allowed the winds to churn up and the rains to pour down upon the lone star state. I look upon the same sovereign God who limited the hand of Satan in Job’s life, and who is still controlling where the winds blow and rain fall.

Join me in praying for our nation and the natural disasters our nation is currently facing, from wild fires in the West to hurricanes and flooding in the East, then join me next week as we look at Job 42!

Blessings & Complete Joy!

Millie

~~~~~~~~ Want more teaching and encouragement, visit our blog pages~~~~~~~~

CJM; learn more about Complete Joy Ministries.

Give to CJM, by popular request we have made a simple link allowing you to give your tax-deductible donation by credit card through PayPal.

Intercessors Heart; find Prayer Cloths, prophetic word for Oregon and the NW territory, my heart-felt prayers and a wonderful worship video from U-tube.

Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.

Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to Maturity. Check out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.

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