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Job 16 -17
Job 16: 5 Job says he would comfort them Would approach them differently Would strengthen them Would “wash their feet” Restore them to fellowship
Job 16: 6 -8 Job is not helped at all Made to feel old
Job 16: 9 -11 “Friends” same as the ungodly Supposed to be friends But treat Job like enemy Christians can be that way
Job 16: 9 -11 Nothing meaner than mean Christian Job's friends think that they are defending God Instead, they are unfair & brutal in their accusations against Job
Job 16: 12 Job recognizes that God permitted this to happen God sometimes allows us to be shaken
Job 16: 13 Likens his bitterness to gall It is being poured out of him
Job 16: 14 Feels that God has made him a doormat No more vivid description than given here
Job 16 Job “Great writers of the past, novelists, poets, and essayists, have read and reread the book of Job. Its language is superb. Its descriptions are magnificent. I would recommend it to you for your reading so that it becomes a part of you. The beauty of the language here is wonderful. ”
Job 16: 15 -16 Job close to death Wished for it, but avoided it Right on the threshold of death Felt he could die any moment Very sick man
Job 16: 17 Again Job has a heart issue Friends not leading him properly Job should have judged himself Instead he defends himself They put him on defensive
Job 16: 17 Friends condemned Job Instead should have led him to condemn himself
Job 16 Job 1 John 1: 8, 10 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we claim we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar and His word has no place in our lives.
Job 16 Job “The minute a person begins to defend himself. . . that makes God a liar. It puts God in the place of being blamed. It takes God from the position of being the Judge and puts Him down as the One who is judged, the guilty one, the criminal. ”
Job 16 Job “There actually many people who sit in judgement upon God. That is what Job is actually doing here, justifying himself saying, 'my hands have been free of violence'. . . that God is wrong letting this happen to him. ”
Job 16 Job Also says his prayer is pure Does any of us pray a pure prayer? This is why “In Jesus' Name” I won't get through on my own Job thinks he would get through
Job 16: 18 Spectacular language Blood of Abel cries out (Gen 4: 10) So Job thinks his should, too Friend, God doesn't cover up blood
Job 16: 18 Especially when Christ's blood is rejected, God sees it
Job 16: 19 “The Bible all the way through teaches that God keeps a record of us. There are those today who like to pooh-pooh such an idea, saying, 'Can you imagine God up there sitting at a desk keeping books? '
Job 16: 19 “Friend, who said He is keeping books? God doesn't need to do that. If a mere man can make a computer, don't you think that God can have a way of keeping records that surpasses anything we can imagine?
Job 16: 19 “I am of the opinion that everything we have ever said, everything that we have ever done, is recorded. I don't know about you, but I can say for myself that I don't ever want to see the record that is made of me.
Job 16: 19 “I am very happy that some of it is blotted out under the blood of Jesus Christ. Oh, thank God for that!”
Job 16: 20 -22 Picture of Job sitting desolate Tears streaming from his eyes Friends accuse him of hypocrisy They don't know him or God They don't know themselves
Job 16: 20 -22 We have an Intercessor He pleads our case before Father He is our Attorney One mediator (1 Tim 2: 5)
Job 16 Job 17: 1 Job knew about halitosis He knows he is very sick Nearing death One foot in the grave Other foot on banana peeling
Job 16 Job 17: 2 “Here Job is dying, and his friends stand around and mock him. What a picture this is! My friend, it is possible to be a hard boiled Christian and not be very helpful to the poor sinners in this world. ”
Job 16 Job 17: 2 “We need to recognize that there are times for harsh words. God will be very harsh with Job, but He is also going to comfort him. God is going to help him and God is going to restore him. ”
Job 16 Job 17: 2 “Oh, that you and I might see that God is a God of judgement, but that He is also the God of mercy and the God of grace. ”
Job 16 Job 17: 3 -16 Job wants real help from friends Never expects to leave the dump Thinks it is his deathbed Feels close to death Needs comfort like never before
Job 16 -17 References J. Vernon Mc. Gee Commentary