29. Job

09/09/2018. Amanda Wilson

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Job was a man

Whose respect for God ran deep

A man of true integrity

Who pleased God in everything

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But the ruler of this world

Who is never satisfied

Said, “Job’s faith has not been tested, God

You’ve guarded all he has.”

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God knew faith’s gold in Job

That only testing would reveal

So He allowed Satan to test him

To be God’s refining flame

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Job lost all his wealth

Servants, animals and farm

Job’s children were all killed

Though Job was kept from harm

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Job tore his robe in grief

Shaved his head to show his sorrow

Fell down and worshipped God

Still trusting God for tomorrow

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Then Satan took Job’s health

Hoped to bring him down in fear

Covered him in boils

So his own skin Job did tear

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Though his wife urged Job to turn

And curse God for this day

Job kept to his integrity

His faith in God did not sway

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Three friends of Job came by

To give him some support

His losses were so great

That silence was their first resort

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But looking for answers

To Job’s suffering and pain

They decided it must be his sin

Job must be to blame

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Job called out to God for justice

“Please show them I am right!

I have not sinned,

Not been the cause of this dark night!”

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Job called for an advocate

One who would plead his cause

In the heavenly courts

To God the judge of all

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Though he did not know it

For it was well after his time

Job was calling for Jesus

To mediate his cause

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When the accusations of Job’s friends

Had him nailed to the wall

God entered the debate

And His voice silenced all

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“Where were you at earth’s beginning?

Did you create it all?

How can you judge my wisdom

when your knowledge is so small?”

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The power of God’s Presence

The power, of God’s words

Brought Job to acknowledge

God’s wisdom conquered all

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But in that powerful debate

Something awesome came about

Job who’d only known of God

Heard God’s voice and saw His face

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Job aware of his sinfulness

Sought only to repent

God saw only Job’s faith’s righteousness

And sent Job to save his friends

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From that encounter

Job got healing and new life

Full of heavens blessings

For he lived at God’s side

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All that Job had lost

Was replaced many fold

And he lived like a king

Till he was very very old

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The gold in Job’s faith

That was revealed in these trials

His faith-born righteousness

Sealed his place as God’s’ child

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Job was welcome in God’s Presence

And he had a ministering role

And he inherited the blessings

That came from the King of kings

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So when your faith is tested

As it will be one day

Remember You are Gods child

And keep seeking His face

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Only God has the wisdom

To get you through this trial

And come through to all the blessings

Of being God’s beloved child.

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