2-11-18 Job’s Lord
1. God Comes
He speaks to us from the storm (38:1)
Who is this who obscures my counsel with ignorant words? (38:2) – see 42:3 (Job’s answer)
Isaiah 55:8 – My thoughts are not your thoughts, My ways not your ways!
2. God Clarifies
Job never abandoned his integrity or his confidence in God – he didn’t understand
Job has presumptions – God shows Job his error through questions (what grace!)
3. God Humbles and Comforts
Job submits to God’s absolute sovereignty (42:1-2)
Job despises self – repents in dust and ashes (42:4-6)
God invited Job to Him – 42:4 – Listen now, I will speak
I heard reports about you – BUT NOW MY EYES HAVE SEEN YOU!
Job recognizes human limits
Therefore, I’m humbled and I’m comforted in the dust and ashes
The word “repent” is “nacham” which means “comfort self.”
Typical word for “repent” in the Bible is “metanoeó” which means “change my mind.”
He finds comfort in the ashes because of God
4. God Vindicates
After Job prayed for his friends, the LORD restores his fortunes and doubles his previous possessions (42:10)
Job doesn’t understand God fully but wants to put himself under His control (protection & authority) and serve Him all his life.
He is Job’s LORD!