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    i posted this article on another site:


    What is the point of the book of Job? Is there something I'm missing?
    Lou Newton
    Lou Newton, former Steel Mill Crane Designer and Physics Teacher
    Answered 5h ago


    The book of job may be the oldest book of the Bible. It is a true story told about man who lived long ago.

    1st of all, many claim that Satan appeared in heaven to speak to God. That is simply not true. God was on the earth, in Salem, where He ruled as The King of Righteousness, or Melchizedek. Satan appeared to Melchizedek in Salem. Satan had been thrown out of heaven for rebelling against God. No sin is allowed to exist in heaven. That is why no flesh can enter heaven. Satan will never enter heaven again after being thrown out.

    Many also claim that Job brought this suffering upon himself by his sin. The whole point of the story is to state that is NOT true. Job’s friends claimed just that, and God rebuked them for doing so. But the following passage also reveals that is not true:

    Job 2: 3

    Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin himWITHOUT ANY REASON.

    God reveals the reason Job went through this great suffering IF we read the Holy Scriptures while humbling ourselves before God and confessing that we are blind and asking Him to please give us sight. Jesus healed every single person that confessed they were blind. The Pharisees who claimed they could see remained blind. Jesus told them they would remain blind BECAUSE they claimed they could see.

    Job 40 3 Then Job answered the Lord:

    4 “I am unworthy—how can I reply to you?
    I put my hand over my mouth.
    5 I spoke once, but I have no answer—
    twice, but I will say no more.”

    Job

    42 Then Job replied to the Lord:

    2 “I know that you can do all things;
    no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
    3 You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’
    Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,
    things too wonderful for me to know.
    4 “You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak;
    I will question you,
    and you shall answer me.’
    5 My ears had heard of you
    but now my eyes have seen you.

    6 Therefore I despise myself
    and repent in dust and ashes.”
    Jesus learned obedience through suffering. Surely we can not hope to truly come to know Him without walking in His sandals. We can only truly come to know God, and see Him, by suffering. Those who refuse to suffer will never come to see Jesus.

    Hebrews 5

    5 In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him,

    “You are my Son;
    today I have become your Father.”

    6 And he says in another place,

    “You are a priest forever,
    in the order of Melchizedek.”


    7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

    Bond servant of the Lord Jesus

    Lou Newton

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