16 Quotes From The Book Of Job – Famous Bible Scriptures
The book of Job is often upheld as an example of godly patience while suffering. Job certainly did suffer, but there is more to his story than just his suffering. It teaches humility (as God reminds Job who is really in control), steadfastness (as Job refuses to curse God despite his circumstances), and joy and reward (when the latter part of Job’s life is more blessed than the former).
Study these 16 quotes from the Book of Job – famous Bible Scriptures to learn more about the nature of God and how He wants us to live.
Here are 5 Great Bible Stories from the Book of Job
Giving and Taking Away
Job had the right perspective…whatever we receive from God, He can take away, so praise Him regardless of what happens in life. Job “said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21). The Lord gives more than He takes away, but whatever happens, we can say with confidence, “blessed by the name of the Lord.”
Trust in God
Job had such great faith that he could honestly say, even “Though he slay me, I will hope in him” (Job 13:15). He knew that if he died, he would see the Lord again, knowing that the Lord would raise his body to be with his spirit. Death would not be the end for Job, and neither is it for us. It is only the beginning for those who trust in Christ.
Upright and Blameless
I can’t say this about myself or few people that I know, but the Word of God declared that “There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil” (Job 1:1). How many people do you know that you could call blameless and who feared God? Maybe you can think of a few, but we know that our righteousness comes from Christ and not ourselves. Job’s righteousness ultimately came from God’s Spirit.
God has Satan on a leash. He allows him some freedom, but Satan’s freedom is designed to bring about much good, as God uses evil for God (Genesis 50:20; John 3:16). Even though God is not the author of evil, much good comes from evil, so it’s not surprising that God allowed Satan to test Job, and so “the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand.” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord” (Job 1:12). The point is, he may test us too.
Blessed by Reproving
Job was being disciplined but he understood that it was for his own good, and it is for our own good too. Job wisely said, “blessed is the one whom God reproves, therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he binds up, he shatters, but his hands heal” (Job 5:17-18). He may wound us, but He will also heal us…He may cut us, but He cuts us in order to heal us.
The Book of Job is a very difficult book to understand, and remember that Job never did receive an answer from God that we know of. He didn’t understand why he suffered so much loss of life (his family) and health, and even his friends, so we may not understand what’s happening to us or why, but don’t ask “Why,” but rather “What,” as in “What are you trying to teach me Lord.” The important thing is, God knows what He’s doing, so we must trust Him in all this.
What have you learned from the Book of Job and how can you apply it to your life today?