Job’s practical experience and his upright and honest humanity caused him to make the most rational judgment and choice when he lost his possessions and his sons and daughters. Such rational choice of his had to do with his pursuit and his knowledge of God’s deeds in his daily life. Job’s honesty enabled him to believe that all things are ruled over by Jehovah’s hand; his belief made him know the fact that Jehovah God rules over all things; his knowledge made him willing and able to obey the sovereignty and arrangement of Jehovah God; his obedience made him fear Jehovah God more and more genuinely; his fear made him shun evil more and more practically; finally, Job became perfect because of fearing God and shunning evil; his perfectness made him wise and also made him the most rational man. Continue reading
Let’s see Job 2:7-8: So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to his crown. And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat down among the ashes. This is a description about how Job behaved after he was stricken with sore boils. At that time, Job sat down among the ashes, and endured the physical pain, with no one to heal him or help him relieve his physical pain, and he himself scraped the surface of sore boils with a potsherd. Continue reading
In the conversation between Job and his wife, another aspect of his humanity was shown to everyone: Then said his wife to him, Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God, and die. But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? (Job 2:9-10) Job’s wife saw that Job suffered so much, so she tried to persuade him, so as to help him out of the suffering. Continue reading
Since we can see the expression of Job’s humanity from all kinds of his behavior, then what kind of humanity of Job can we see from the matter of his opening mouth to curse the day of his birth? This is the topic of my following fellowship.
During God’s long working period of supplying and sustaining men, he tells men all his will and his requirements, and also reveals to men his deeds, his disposition, and what he has and is. And his purpose is to equip men with a stature and let them gain the truths in every aspect during the period of their following him. These truths are the sharp weapon God gives to men with which they war against satan. Equipped with these, they will be faced with God’s test. God tests man through many kinds of means and ways. Continue reading
When people know the whole course of God’s gaining a man, they also understand the purpose and significance of God’s delivering Job to satan. They no longer feel disturbed about the sufferings Job underwent and have a brand new comprehension of the significance of Job’s suffering; they are no longer afraid of whether they will encounter the same temptations as Job’s, and they no longer resist and reject the coming of God’s trials. Job’s faith and obedience and his testimony of overcoming satan give men great help and encouragement. Continue reading
Now when I tell you that Job was a lovely man, maybe you cannot comprehend its meaning or understand the feeling of why I say these things. One day, when you have experienced the same or similar trials as Job’s, when you have experienced tribulations and experienced the trials God personally arranges for you, and when in temptations you go all out and endure humiliations and sufferings for the sake of overcoming satan and bearing testimony for God, you will realize the significance of these words of mine. Continue reading