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Shvoong Home>Books>The Story of Job Review

The Story of Job

Book Review   by:rimaburder     Original Author: The Holy Bible
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Job was a righteous man. He feared God and did everything according to the Lord’s will. God blessed him abundantly. He had seven sons and three daughters. His lands extended to a great extent. He had plenty of cattle, sheep and camels. His children enjoyed life and everyday one of his children would have a feast in their house and would invite all their brothers and sisters to join them. After they feasted Job would offer a sacrifice to God. This was because he thought that one of his children might have sinned and had cursed God in their hearts. He wanted God to forgive them for their sins.One day the angles came to God and Satan came along with them. God told Satan about Job. He told him that there was no man as righteous as Job on earth. He shunned evil and was blameless and feared God. Satan replied that God had blessed Job with everything and that was the reason that he feared God might take all his riches away. He told God to take away everything from Job and he would surely curse Him. God told Satan to test Job as much as he wanted but not to lay a finger on him.One day, while his sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine in the oldest son’s house, a messenger came to Job and told him that the house had collapsed and all his children were dead. Another messenger told him that all his sheep and cattle was robbed. Yet another messenger came and told him that all his crops were burnt. The last messenger came and told him that the neighbouring tribe had killed all his servants and taken away the camels. Job heard this but did not curse God.In the second test by Satan, Job was covered with sores from head to foot but didn’t utter a single word against God. When his wife told him to curse God and die, he told her not to talk like a foolish woman.
He asked her if he should only accept good from God and not trouble. A few days later, Job’s three friends came to meet him. They knew of his loss but were shocked to see the change in him. They mourned his loss along with him. After the mourning period was over, they spoke to him. They told him that it as all God’s doing that he lost everything that he owned, including his children. Though he was righteous, God had punished him. They told him to curse God for all his misfortunes. But Job said nothing and did nothing except praising the Lord. He said that God had his own ways and surely he must have done something wrong to be punished in such a manner. Whatever his friends said he always defended God. In fact, it was his friends who sinned by talking against God.God was very happy with Job and also accepted his sacrifice and prayers on behalf of his three friends. Then God blessed Job and gave him twice as much as he had before. All his brothers and sisters visited and consoled him. Each of them gave a silver and gold coin before they left. He had more cattle than he had before and his lands extended beyond his earlier boundaries. He had seven sons and three daughters again. His daughters were the most beautiful girls in the land and he gave them a share in his property. He lived a long time after that and saw his children and grandchildren to the fourth generation.
Published: October 16, 2006   
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  1. Answer   Question  :    how job response in times of his trials View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    why did jobs friends sin againts God View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    What are the teachings of the story of Job with special reference to the New Testament View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    more info about jobs friends in details View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    I wonder what happened to his first set of children, where they had gone after death. View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    why does God permitted Satan to test the faith of Job 0056834 ( 3 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    Because God knew who Job was and that he would never sin against God Thursday, July 05, 2012
  1. Answer  :    I believe that God allowed to show Satan that Job was a man that feared God and that he would not curse God even if he was going through hard trial and tribulations. When we go through hard trials and tribulations we should thank God because if we are getting tested is because we are doing something good. Thursday, October 13, 2011
  1. Answer  :    God will never test anyone .. God loves us .. God's gift to us is freedom .. with this freedom God cannot interfere with what others will do to us .. these interference results to what comes out to be a test .. but remember it is not a test by God rather it is our own test to ourselves done by others because of the manipulation of freedom .. love alone will save us from all these "tests" .. with love comes forgiveness .. so forgive all those people who tried to test us and love them back Wednesday, May 18, 2011
  1. Answer   Question  :    Was Job a real man? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    Yes. The story of Job is from the Old Testament in the Bible. The Bible is the full true word of God. Job was a real man. Monday, January 03, 2011
  1. Answer   Question  :    who are the main character ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    Job-- :P Sunday, February 06, 2011
  1. Answer   Question  :    Was this story inspired by God a story to make a point or did it actually happen to a man named Job? ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    The story about Job, is in fact, a real life event that took place just as all the others, that are in the Old Testament. One must understand tho, the OT is our "School Master" and we are not to live by it. The New Testament is the one we live by now, for Christ done away with the Old Law by His death. All that Job went through, is to show us an example that God will provide for us, if we would only give our live to Him by being Baptized. Don't take my word for it, find out from Gods' word. Monday, November 08, 2010
  1. Answer  :    Because Job is referenced throughout the bible, and especially alongside Noah and Daniel in Ezekiel 14,14, we are intended to believe the story historically. Sunday, October 17, 2010
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  1. 4. meena pokwal

    Have faith on god

    God sees the truth but waits.

    0 Rating Wednesday, May 04, 2011
  2. 3. Person

    The Story of Job

    Why would people worship a god that does this kind of stuff. And they say god is a loving god...

    0 Rating Tuesday, January 18, 2011
  3. 2. sveta

    test

    test

    0 Rating Tuesday, January 30, 2007
  4. 1. karthik ramaswamy

    good job

    nice summary

    0 Rating Tuesday, January 02, 2007
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