Understanding the Scriptures
|Upright (vv. 1, 8)||Righteous|
|Eschewed, escheweth (vv. 1, 8)||Avoided, avoid|
|Sanctified (v. 5)||Made clean before God through ordinances|
|Nought (v. 9)||For nothing|
|Hedge (v. 10)||Like a fence built to protect|
|Made out three bands (v. 17)||Formed three groups|
|Rent his mantle (v. 20)||Tore his robe|
|Charged (v. 22)||Accused|
Job 1:6–12—Do God and Satan Really Make Agreements?
The Lord has power over Satan and has no need to “bargain” with him. In Job 1:6–12 we learn that the Lord was pleased with the way Job was living but that He still allowed Satan to tempt and cause trials for Job. Job 2 contains a similar situation. Notice that both times Job was tried, the Lord set the “rules” for what Satan could and could not do. We can feel confident knowing that as long as we are faithful to the Lord, He will never allow Satan to cause more trials for us than we are able to overcome (see 1 Corinthians 10:13).
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study Job 1.
Write a Recommendation for Job
If Job were applying for work and asked you to write a recommendation letter about the kind of person he was, what would you say about him, based on what you read in Job 1?
Same or Different?
Describe how Job responded to what happened to him and how his reaction compares to the way you think righteous people would have responded.