Job 1 – 5

desert stormReading from Job 1 to 5    Misrepresenting God

Did Eliphaz and friends correctly and accurately communicated the truth of God? He reminded me of the Pharisees in their encounter with Jesus. They ostensibly presented some form of truth but missed the bull’s eye by a fraction of an inch.

Also on the incident when God commanded Moses to speak to the rock. Instead, Moses struck the rock with his staff.  God had intended to present a type of Christ in this circumstance. The water-giving rock is used as a symbol of Christ in 1 Corinthians 10:4. The rock was struck once in Exodus 17:6, just like Christ was crucified once (Hebrews 7:27). Moses’ speaking to the rock in Numbers 20 was to be a picture of prayer; instead, Moses angrily struck the rock this second time, in effect, crucifying Christ again. God was not pleased with Moses for misrepresenting the picture of Christ’s sacrifice.  He was barred from entering the Promised Land (Numbers 20:12).

Job 1:5 – Job’s fear

Is it possible that what happened to his children was exactly what Job feared of? And that God used this occasion to replace Job’s descendants with a righteous generation?

 

Judge not.

If God had not revealed to us what really took place behind the scene, would the narrative go down the annals of history that Job had indeed sinned and his integrity compromised?

Therefore, do not judge for we do not know everything that have happened. We simply are incapable of knowing every thing.