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184. The Truth About Job // Part 1: Debunking Bad Theology

184. The Truth About Job // Part 1: Debunking Bad Theology

When many Believers think of the story of Job, they think of a story where God inflicted a lot of trouble upon Job. But, that is incorrect theology and in today’s episode we are debunking it. Tune into this episode to learn what actually happened in the book of Job, the truth about the verse, “God gives and takes away” and the take-aways from Job’s story that will encourage you.

Bible Verses:

Job 1:1 “There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil.”

Job 1:20-21 “Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!”

Job 2:1-7 “One day the members of the heavenly court came again to present themselves before the Lord, and the Accuser, Satan, came with them. “Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan. Satan answered the Lord, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.” Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant, Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil. And he has maintained his integrity, even though you urged me to harm him without cause.” Satan replied to the Lord, “Skin for skin! A man will give up everything he has to save his life. But reach out and take away his health, and he will surely curse you to your face!” “All right, do with him as you please,” the Lord said to Satan. “But spare his life.’ So Satan left the Lord’s presence, and he struck Job with terrible boils from head to foot.”

Job 22:28 “You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways.”

Job 31:1-12 “I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust at a young woman. For what has God above chosen for us? What is our inheritance from the Almighty on high?  Isn’t it calamity for the wicked and misfortune for those who do evil? Doesn’t he see everything I do and every step I take? “Have I lied to anyone or deceived anyone? Let God weigh me on the scales of justice, for he knows my integrity. If I have strayed from his pathway, or if my heart has lusted for what my eyes have seen, or if I am guilty of any other sin, then let someone else eat the crops I have planted. Let all that I have planted be uprooted. “If my heart has been seduced by a woman, or if I have lusted for my neighbor’s wife, then let my wife serve another man; let other men sleep with her. For lust is a shameful sin, a crime that should be punished. It is a fire that burns all the way to hell. It would wipe out everything I own.”

Job 38:1-2 “Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind: “Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorant words?”

Job 40:1-2 “The Lord said to Job: “Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!”

Job 42:3 “Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand. You asked, ‘Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorance?’ It is I—and I was talking about things I knew nothing about.”

Job 42:10 “When Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes. In fact, the Lord gave him twice as much as before!”

Genesis 20:17 “So Abraham prayed to God; and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female servants. Then they bore children;”

Genesis 21:1-2 “And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken. For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.”

Ephesians 6:8 “Knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.”

John 10:10 “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”

Matthew 5:27-28 “You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’ But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

Isaiah 8:20 “You are to answer them: “Listen to the teaching and instruction of the Lord! If their speech does not line up with his word, they will have no light o dawn!”

Matthew 21:21-22 “So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

James 1:17 “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.”

Matthew 7:9-11 ““You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So, if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.”

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Luke 22:31-32 ““Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So, when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.”

Matthew 18:16 “But if you are unsuccessful, take one or two others with you and go back again, so that everything you say may be confirmed by two or three witnesses.”

Proverbs 18:21 “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.”

Topics Discussed:

Why Job?

  • Many people take the verses from the chapter of Job out of context and then build a bad theology around them.
  • It’s important to have correct theology around the story and book of Job.
  • Having correct theology is important because it shapes what we believe about the character of God and His role in our life.
  • We need to uproot lies and replace them with the truth of God’s Word.

Who is Job?

  • Job is described as perfect, blameless, upright with complete integrity.
  • The Bible describes Job as the greatest man in his time.
  • Some people in the Old Testament were a foreshadow of Jesus.
  • Job is a type of Jesus Christ; we are not like Job.
  • David is also a type of Jesus Christ – we did not defeat Goliath, we stood watching in fear then witnessed His victory.
  • Job accuses God, and God harshly rebukes him. Job then admits he was wrong.

‘The Lord Gave and the Lord Has Taken Away…’

  • Job 1:20-21
  • This verse is commonly taken out of context.
  • Job 2:7 says that ‘So, Satan left the Lord’s presence, and he struck Job with terrible boils from head to foot.’
  • Satan was responsible for losses and suffering in Job’s life.
  • Blessings and favor come from God. Killing and stealing come from Satan.
  • God doesn’t cause sickness, or kill people or ‘take them away’, but the enemy does!
  • God does not give sickness to teach you a lesson!
  • God loves you and He desires the very best for you!

Good Things from Job

  • There are good things in Job that are confirmed in other parts of the Bible and in the New Testament, and they are powerful!
  1. Job 31:1-12 is confirmed in the New Testament in Matthew 5:27-28.
  • Your eyes are a gate to your heart and mind.
  • What you watch, listen to, and read need to be guarded!
  1. Job 22:28 is confirmed in Isaiah 8:20 and in the New Testament in Proverbs 18:21, Matthew 21:21-22
  • Life and death are in the power of the tongue!
  • What you speak is important!
  • When you line up your words with God’s Word and His will, those things will be done!
  1. Job 42:10 is confirmed in Genesis 20:17 and in the New Testament in Ephesians 6:8
  • Job prayed for his friends and was restored.
  • Abraham prayed for another family to have children and they did! While he was believing for his own son, he prayed for someone else to have children and saw victory and breakthrough for that person. Immediately after that, Sarah got pregnant.
  • What you make happen for others, God will make happen for you.

The Last Chapter of Job

  • The LORD restored EVERYTHING back to Job.
  • Not only did God restore everything, but Job also received a DOUBLE PORTION.
  • Job went through a hard season, but he was incredibly blessed!

Powerful Quotes:

“Everything in the Old Testament is foreshadowing the New Testament.” – Caroline Harries

“A huge problem in Christianity today is wrongly crediting God for bad things in life.” – Colby Harries

“One of the worst things we can do as believers is question God’s character and intentions.” – Colby

“If it’s good, it’s from God. If it’s bad, then it’s from the enemy.” – Caroline

“You cannot have intimacy with someone who is abusive.” – Caroline

“God is blamed mistakenly for the work of the devil.” – Caroline

“What you make happen for others, God will make happen for you.” – Colby

“Why are we building a theology on what Job said?” – Caroline

“We do not get our theology from Job or from what people are expressing or thinking. What we do get our theology from is Jesus.” – Caroline

“Jesus himself is perfect theology!” – Caroline

“One of the worst things we can do is point our finger to God and blame Him.” – Caroline

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