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PART THREE

God's Righteousness or "MY Righteousness?"

 

Righteous and its substrings in the book of Job twenty two times! 

 

 

[Job 4:7]  Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?  [Eliphaz the Temanite]

 

[Job 6:29]  Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it. [Job]

 

[Job 8:6]  If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous. [Bildad the Shuhite]

 

[Job 9:15]  Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge. [Job]

 

[Job 10:15]  If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction; [Job]

 

Job 15:14  What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? [Eliphaz the Temanite]

 

Job 17:9  The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger. [Job]

 

Job 22:3  Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?  [Eliphaz the Temanite]

 

Job 22:19  The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn.

                    [Eliphaz the Temanite]

Job 23:7  There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge. [Job]

 

Job 27:6  My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live. [Job]

 

Job 27:7  Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous. [Job]

 

Job 29:14  I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.  [Job]

 

Job 32:1  So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

 

Job 33:26  He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness. [Elihu]

     **Job 33:27-28  He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;  He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.***  Sounds like what Job did in chapter 42 in the beginning of the chapter!!

 

Job 34:5  For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.

                                                                                                         [Elihu]

Job 35:2  Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?                                                                                              [Elihu]

 

Job 35:7  If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?

                                                                                                         [Elihu]

Job 35:8  Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.                                                                                 [Elihu]

 

Job 36:3  I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.                                                                                               [Elihu]

 

Job 36:7  He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.  [Elihu]

 

Job 40:8  Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? “wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous”?                                                              [Jehovah God]

 

[Job 40:1-14]  Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said, Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it. Then Job answered the LORD, and said, Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.

 

Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous? Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him? Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty. Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him. Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place. Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret. Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.  {huh, now do we think Satan had a right to accuse Job enticing God’s judgment upon Job from what God is saying here?.}

 

[Job 42:1-6 ]    {obviously there must have been iniquity with Job for he wouldn’t have come to the following;}  “Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.  Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes”. {the most important attitude with faith}

 

Job did not know who God was and did not know how to Walk with Him.. We use this book in religious circles to excuse us from believing God and seeking the truth of Him for “God is all sovereign”, picking and choosing at His will. Job’s Integrity was the fact he knew there was a God that required right doings but out of fear and Job never cursed God nor spoke foolishly against Him even though Job got in the situations he got in.

 

Job 1:5  And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: “for Job said, “It may be” that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts”. Thus did Job continually.

 

God does not “{[Job 1:21]  And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.}”  for no reason.  

[Job 1:22]  In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

[Job 3:25]  For the thing “which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me”.  [perfect love casts out fear]

[Job 2:10]  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 3:11]  Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?  [Be of a surety Job has more of the same as one reads the book]

 

What is Job doing in the above scriptures in comparison to the scriptures that follow next?

 

**[2 Kings 22:18-19]  But to the king of Judah which sent you to enquire of the LORD, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, As touching the words which thou hast heard; Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD.**

 

**[2nd Kings 20:2-3]  Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying, I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

[2nd Kings 20:5] Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord.**

Now, I ask you, did Job do what Hezekiah did? Wasn’t He making his list to God, and checking it twice, to show Jehovah how good he was and couldn’t figure out why all this happened instead of doing what should have been done that is cry unto the Lord for deliverance instead of justifying himself rather than God?

 

[Job 1:7-9]  And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 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?  Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

 

[Job 2:2-4]  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. 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.  And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.

 

**[Revelation 12:10]  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down [down to the earth no more to come before God because of the blood and broken body of Christ for the world sitting at the right hand of God.] , which accused them before our God day and night.**

 

We have to seriously consider this book as to the idea that “a religious form, self justification for not believing God in faith”, has propagated this self important Job as so righteous as to be pitied and mimicked in today’s religion, “God giveth and God taken away at his will anytime for no reason” as God’s will for believers.

How could one believe in healing if one hangs to the religious philosophy of the self righteousness of Job, “God giveth and God taken away”, not wanting to acknowledge “Elihu”, the truth bearer and a mediator, as Job requested. Afterwards Even God Himself coming down to talk with Job, so there obviously must have been something wrong that needed to be straightened out with Job so Job wouldn’t die and never see light [truth].

 

It was simple matter of changing attitudes and repentance to justify God rather then Himself in Faith not self justifying works. Job recognized himself, in comparison to God, as a sinner and repented in dust and ashes for now, at that time, he knows God. That’s when Job make the grade with God and was able to truly make suitable and faith filled sacrifices to God for sin. God healed Job and prospered him then and forgave Job’s three neighbors. This shows God’s pity and mercy to a person who wants to be righteous in God’s eyes but doesn’t really know Him in faith, as God does to all that will cry out to know Him and to obey Him as He says it.

 

Anyone who hangs to his book using it to under gird their SELF righteousness of a religious form is in sin and unbelief-no faith-which God has no pleasure in that person being in that state of heart and mind! No rest to the wicked!

Like I say if one wants to just shrug their shoulders and say “He doesn’t know what he is talking about or he was an arrogant young man and did as his three friends did, and if that were the case God would have included Elihu in on the scolding the three friends got from the lord. See dishonest hearts want to believe lies and vanity when they discount Elihu purposely and with hostility. Ones religious form is in jeopardy, Oh My!

 

The book of Job is used for the uplifting of the “spirit of religion” rather than “the Spirit of Christ”, to be found in faith, loving the “self righteous” religious forms and works of the flesh.

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