Lesson No. 402
(Job Chapter 2)
"Let's Get Personal- Skin for Skin"

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God permits Satan to destroy Job’s health

1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord. 2 And the Lord said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 3 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. 4 And Satan answered the Lord, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. 5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. 6 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. 7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. 8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes. 9  Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. 10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips. Job’s friends gather 11 Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him. 12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven. 13 So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great.

Lesson No. 402               "Let's Get Personal- Skin for Skin"

Book of Job, Chapter 2                                          03/25/2018

1)  What do you think this 'present themselves before the Lord' means in verse 1?

2)  God repeats the presentation of Job to Satan after Job stays faithful to God  (verses 2, 3).  What does Satan say as he has lost round #1 in this 'contest'?  (Hint- verse 4, 5)  What does God say?  (verse 6)

3) So how did Satan afflict Job?  He could not kill him but only make him suffer?  (Hint- verse 7)  What did Job say,  and what did Job do after Satan was allowed to afflict Job?  (Hint- verse 8)

4) After all this, what kind of support did Job get from is 'help meet'?  What was Job's response?  (Hint- verses 9, 10)  No wonder why she was spared!

5) Job had three friends.  What did they decide to do when they heard the news about the 'evil that was come upon him'.   (Hint- verse 11)

6) What was their intent?  Should we be doing more of this morning and comforting?  How about adding prayer?  Is there a down side to this?

7) What was their reaction when they saw Job a far off?  (Hint- verse 12)  How did they react?

8) They were obviously shocked at Job's condition. What did they end up doing and for how long?  Perhaps we can learn a few lessons as to, at least how they started out, helping others in their need or grief.  (Hint- verse 13)

9)  Question- is visitation like this restricted to the Elders or church leaders?

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