Job Chapter 2

Image 2  Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the  Lord , and Satan came also among them to present himself before the  Lord . I do not know anyone who would not love hanging out with God once you get to know him.  There are people who search the scriptures just to pose arguments.  People sometimes why wonder why the devil shows up before God, knowing he is not going to do as he says.  Well, we do not have to search very far to see we as people may be doing the same. 2  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. God asks Satan where have you been?  Satan responds the same as he did in chapter 1.  This could be a lesson to learn, he is doing nothing new.  Roaming the earth soliciting and trying to influence mankind to disobey God. 3  And the  Lord  said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there
Image 1  There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. God's report card said Job's conduct was obedient, business under control, He knew God's Word and purposely made up his mind with intent to stay away from anything evil. 2  And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. Having children was an indicator that Job was blessed and prosperous. 3  His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. 7000 sheep 3000 camels 500 oxen 500 she asses Job had a huge household The richest man in the east Today Job's cattle alone would be worth approximately 56,000,000$ This does not account for his land and property and other assets. 4  And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day;
Image 10  And the king Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the land, and upon the isles of the sea. I believe after any war an increase is needed to restore perhaps what was lost.   Some said there were more wars not discussed in the book of Esther.  Wars are expensive and the king had to make sure that what needed to be repaired and restored was taken care of by the money people paid when paying taxes.  For example, fruits and veggies were sold at this time and had to be taxed.  This is one form of tax perhaps collected. 2  And all the acts of his power and of his might, and the declaration of the greatness of Mordecai, whereunto the king advanced him, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia?   It is recorded, Mordecai is prime minister.  Our nation needs contact with someone who knows the word of God as Mordecai. 3  For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethre
Image 9  Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;) People want power over people.  The enemy of the Jews could hardly wait until the twelfth month and 13th day.  It was the day the enemy looked forward to.  Contrary the Jews had control over them. 2  The Jews gathered themselves together in their cities throughout all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, to lay hand on such as sought their hurt: and no man could withstand them; for the fear of them fell upon all people. The Jews are ruling in a pagan land.  The people of God had a right to protect themselves if someone tried to harm them.  When we use force to protect ourselves, it is only used if someone is wanting to harm us.  Unlike Haman, h
Image 8  On that day did the king Ahasuerus give the house of Haman the Jews' enemy unto Esther the queen. And Mordecai came before the king; for Esther had told what he was unto her. The king evicted Haman's family.  The truth is now on the table.  No more secrets and everybody is known for who they are. 2  And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman. The king took everything that belongs to Haman and gave it to Mordecai.  Goods belong to God's people. 3  And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews. Mordecai is safe and Esther is safe.  But that was not enough for them.  They wanted the people safe.  Esther cried for the people the same way she cried for her own life.  When our hearts cry out for others the way we want