Job 1 Outline
– Introduction about Job (Job 1:1-5)
– Satan asked for God’s permission to harm Job (Job 1:6-12)
– Satan destroyed the whole household of Job (Job 1:13-22)
Job 1 Summary
There was a man named Job who lived in a land called Uz. Job is faithful to God and always obey his commandments. Job had 7 sons and 3 daughters. Job owned 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels. 500 yokes of oxen, 500 donkeys and many servants.
Job’s 7 sons would take turn to hold a party at their homes. Whenever they hold a feast, they would invite their 3 sisters. After the period of feasting has ended, Job would send for them and purify them. Job would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of his children early in the morning for he feared that they may curse and sin against God in their hearts.
One day, the angels came to present themselves before God. Satan also came. God asked Satan where has he been and Satan replied he has been going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
God asked Satan if he has considered his servant Job. There is no one like him and he hates and avoid all kinds of evil. Satan replied Job is obedient to God because God has provided him with everything including the house, servants, livestock and many children. To prove Job’s faithfulness, God allowed Satan to destroy all he has but Satan is not allowed to hurt Job.
Satan left God’s presence and started to cause havoc on Job’s household. While Job’s sons and daughters were feasting, a messenger came to told Job that the Sabeans to attack and carried off the oxen and donkeys while they were grazing nearby. The first servant is the only one that has escaped from the Sabeans. When the servant was still speaking, another messenger came to tell Job that fire came down from the sky and burnt up the sheep and servants. The second servant is the only one that managed to escape from the fire. When the servant was still speaking, another messenger came and told Job that a wind from the desert blew and struck the four corners of the house so that it collapse and killed all Job’s sons and daughters. The third servant was the only one who managed to escape and reported to Job.
In all of this, Job did not blame God but he still praise God.
Job 1 Bible Study
1. Satan is always looking for opportunity to harm God’s people
When Satan came before God, God asked him where has he been and he replied he has been roaming through the earth, looking for weak people to devour. Satan asked for God’s permission to harm Job. When God has given permission to harm Job, Satan do it to the limit. But God’s purpose in allowing Satan to do so is to glorify himself. He is only using Satan as an instrument to bring shame on himself.
2. Always be thankful in whatever circumstances
Job did not curse God after losing all he had. Instead, he praise God. We must praise God in no matter what situation. When problem happens, we must not blame God and curse him. Sometimes, Satan cause us problems to see if we will curse God. Satan’s purpose to lead us away from God and we must never fall into his deception. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thessalonians 5:18).