Did Job sin?

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  1. 12strings

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    At the end of Job Ch. 1, and again at the end of Job. Ch. 2; it says Job did not sin with his lips, or charge God with wrong.

    Assuming Job was a fallen, sinful man, and did sin at other times in his life...

    1. Do you think these verses are a summary of the whole book, that Job did not sin during the entire course of his ordeal?

    2. ...Or did those verses just apply to those 1st 2 chapters...and you believe Job did sin later in his questioning of God, which is why he repented in sackcloth and ashes?


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    Job 42:5-7 are pretty key. Job was like the holy and acceptable priest who offered sacrifice for his sinful companions. As far as Job's righteousness goes, I liken it to someone like Josiah, who cleaned house and did everything right for the first 10 years of his reign and then they find the lost law of God and a fresh realization of our depravity hits and the full power and fresh anointing of God descends and radically transforms individuals and society to a level never thought possible or even necessary before the fresh enlightenment of the glory of awesome God had come.
     
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    I would not burden scriptures by making them mean more than what the author intends.
    Read the phrases in the context of the meaning of the whole book.

    1. Blameless and upright don't equal sinless (1:1,8), Job is a son of Adam. Yet he kept his accounts short before God as noted by his many sacrifices.

    2. The phrases, "Job did not sin or charge God with wrong" and "Job did not sin with his lips" (2:10) both have a stipulation, "In all this..." means the disaster that was presented - so the situation did not cause Job to sin against God .

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    Think that Job was best of the lot that was alive back then, as he made sacrificies and was a 'rightous" man. but think also at end of thebook, God "broke in' to show Job that he was NOT blameless and upright when contrasted with the holy One of isreal!
     

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