In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The Book of Job is a book of wisdom, the first of the five books of poetry and wisdom. The time of Job is uncertain, but it is estimated to be near the time of Abraham in c. 2000 BC. This is based primarily on the evidence that the book of Job makes no mention of Israel, the Mosaic Law or God’s covenants with the patriarchs of Abraham and his descendants.

The main theme of Job is that God is sovereign over all His creation. Job was a righteous man who walked upright before God. He was blessed with a large family and much wealth. Satan taunted God by telling Him that Job was upright only because of his wealth. To prove Satan wrong, God allowed Satan to destroy everything Job possessed including his children and their families. Although Job was greatly grieved by the catastrophic events, he never cursed God. His only mistake was that he questioned God as to why he deserved these calamities. God spoke to Job and revealed to him that He is sovereign over all things. Job later repented of his self-righteousness and persevered with God; he recognized God as his redeemer. Afterwards, God restored to Job double of everything he had lost plus more.

The wisdom of Job shows us that God is sovereign and in control of all events in His creation. When we walk through our deep valleys, it is easy to become self-righteous and ask God, “why me?” God is in control. We can trust God and persevere or we can curse God and walk away. God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, gave His life on the cross at Calvary as a ransom for us. He is our redeemer. He did not ask His Father, “why me”. God has a purpose for all things.

Job 1-2: Satan challenges God; Job is stricken

Job 3-31: Job’s three friends find fault in him; Job responds in his defense

Job 32-37: Job’s friend, Elihu, accurately describes God’s purifying work

Job 38-42: God challenges Job’s self-righteousness; Job is humbled and repents; Job is restored