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!


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