Job 7-9

Written by Andy Pisciotti | February 20, 2010 | Job 7 - 9

It is fascinating to watch the way in which Job handles the testing and affliction.  We get a window into his heart and soul, and through the writing of this book, we are allowed to see all of the wrestling that he goes through as he encounters trouble.  What is interesting to observe specifically is how he progresses throughout the chapters.  In the first few, we read that he did not sin, as he did not charge God with any wrongdoing (see verse 1:22).  Here however, we really begin to see Job cracking to a certain extent.  In it all though, there is a true recognition of the sovereignty of God.  Even in the doubt and the perceived absence of God’s relief, Job never ceases to recognize that God is in control of all things.  He never fails, and he keeps himself from reducing the analysis of his trouble to his own superficial comfort.  There is a steadfast understanding and recognition that God is God and he is merely a man at the mercy of God’s choosing.  This is no more clear than in Chapter 9, verse 32 where he says: “For he is not a man, as I am, that I might answer him, that we should come to trial together.”  Job may question what is happening to him, but what he never questions is God’s almighty and powerful existence.  He knows that what He wills to be done, will be done.  He never takes God from His rightful place of authority.