Job 2:3-6 – Job’s Affliction

Published On: 22 de October de 2022Categories: Bible Study

The story of Job begins with a description of his life before his affliction. He was a wealthy man with a large family and a prosperous life. However, everything changed when Satan decided to test Job, asking God to allow him to cause Job to suffer.

Job 2:3-6 – And the Lord said to Satan, Have you observed my servant Job? For there is none like him on earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil, and yet retaining his sincerity, when you incited me against him to destroy him without cause.
Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Skin for skin, and all that a man has he will give for his life.
But stretch out your hand, and touch his bones and his flesh, and you will see if he does not blaspheme you to your face!
And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but guard your life.

God agreed, and Satan began to cause trouble for Job, taking away his family, his health, and his wealth. Job was greatly distressed and began to question God’s justice, but continued to serve him faithfully. Finally, after many trials, Job was rewarded by God and his life was restored.

Job feared the Lord even without knowing him, that means his faith was genuine. God allowed Satan to bring afflictions on Job, but he also gave him strength to endure all that was happening. Job showed that he was faithful to God, even under the worst circumstances, and it paid off in the end.

We must remain faithful to God and through afflictions:

  1. Make sure your faith is genuine. Job feared the Lord without even knowing him, which means his faith was genuine. If your faith is genuine, it will give you the strength to endure whatever affliction befalls you.
  2. Remember that God is in control. God allowed Satan to bring afflictions on Job, but he also gave him strength to endure all that was happening. This means that God is in control and that He has a plan for your life, even in the worst circumstances.
  3. Stand firm in your faith. Job showed that he was faithful to God, even under the worst circumstances, and it paid off in the end. If you stand firm in your faith, God will reward you too.
  4. Trust God. Job had to trust God to bear all the afflictions that befell him. If you are going through any affliction, trust God to help you through everything that is happening.

If you are going through any affliction, make sure your faith is genuine, remember that God is in control, stand firm in your faith and trust God to help you through everything that is going on. .

Job was a man who faced the pain of loss. First he lost his family, then his health, and finally his wealth. Job suffered greatly from all that had happened, but he continued to serve God faithfully. In the end, God rewarded Job for being faithful and restored his life.

Job 1:13-21 – And there came a day, when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in the house of their eldest brother,
that a messenger came to Job, and said to him, The oxen plowed, and the asses they grazed with them;
And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them, and smote the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone escaped to bring you the news.
While he was still speaking, another came and said, Fire of God has fallen from heaven, and has burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to bring the news to you.
While he was still speaking, another came and said, When the Chaldeans had commanded three troops, they laid upon the camels, and took them, and smote the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone escaped to bring you the news.
While he was still speaking, another came and said, “While your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house,
behold, a great wind came from beyond the desert, and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young, and died; and I alone escaped to bring you the news.
Then Job arose, and tore his robe, and shaved his head, and fell to the ground, and worshiped.
And he said, Naked came I from my mother’s womb, and naked will I return thither; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord.

When we face the pain of loss, we have to remember that God is in control. God allowed Satan to bring afflictions on Job, but he also gave him strength to endure all that was happening.

This means that God has a plan for your life, even in the worst circumstances.

Job suffered greatly from the wounds that Satan inflicted on him. He was covered with sores and very sick. However, even under the worst circumstances, Job remained faithful to God. Finally, God rewarded him and restored him to health.

Job’s wounds represent the pain and suffering that we all face in life. However, even in the worst circumstances, we can remain faithful to God.

Job 2:7 – Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with malignant sores from the sole of his foot to the top of his head.

Job scraped his wounds with shards to ease his pain. This represents the suffering we all face in life. However, even in the worst circumstances, we can find relief in the Lord.

Job 2:8,9 – And Job took a shard to scrape with it; and sat in the midst of ashes.
Then his wife said to him, Do you still retain your sincerity? Curse God, and die.

Job’s wife was one of the few people who stood by his side during his affliction. She encouraged him to renounce God and die, but Job remained faithful. In the end, God rewarded Job for being faithful and restored his life.

Job’s wife represents the people who are by our side during our afflictions. They may try to encourage us to renounce God, but we must remain faithful.

Job 2:8-10 – And Job took a shard to scrape himself with; and sat in the midst of ashes.
Then his wife said to him, Do you still retain your sincerity? Curse God, and die.
But he said to her: As any madwoman speaks, you speak; shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Job teaches us that we must remain faithful to God, even in the worst circumstances. God is in control and has a plan for our lives, even in the worst circumstances.

Job overcame his afflictions because he remained faithful to God. He did not renounce God, even when everything seemed to be against him.

Job 1:22 – In all this Job did not sin, nor charge God with any fault.

Job showed that his faith was genuine and it paid off in the end. If you are going through any affliction, make sure your faith is genuine, remember that God is in control, stand firm in your faith and trust God to help you through it all. If you are going through any affliction, trust God to help you through everything that is happening.

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Written by : Ministério Veredas Do IDE

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