3B(JOB)29

©  Jeff Stacey   |   Last updated: 12 October 2016

3B(JOB)29.  God finally responded to Job’s first three critics and his wife, in grace:

(a)  God was angry with Job’s three critics and rebuked them
(b)  God provided a way for Job’s three critics to escape His judgment 

3B(JOB)29(title)  God finally responded to Job’s first three critics and his wife, in grace

God responded to them with both judgment and grace.

Cycle 15

3B(JOB)29(a) God rebuked Job’s three critics

Initally God was angry with Job’s three critics and in judgment rebuked them twice for their wrong words Job 42:7a,8b.

3B(JOB)29(b)  God provided a way for Job’s three critics to escape His judgment

In grace God instructed Job’s three critics to go to Job and sacrifice burnt offerings for themselves.  Job would pray for them and God promised that He would accept Job’s prayer for their deliverance from His judgment Job 42:8a.[Continue to Arrows below]

Arrow 3B(JOB)28  ->  3B(JOB)29

This arrow indicates that even though Job’s critics at times made responses of divided heart-commitment towards God, He could still act with grace as well as confrontation in seeking their change of heart towards Him.

Arrow 3B(JOB)30 -> 3B(JOB)29 

This arrow indicates that God acted with grace as well as confrontation in seeking a change of heart towards Him by Job’s wife and his first three critics.  This was despite some of their responses that showed they had no heart-commitment to Him.

Arrow 3B(JOB)29 -> 3B(JOB)24

This arrow indicates that even though God acted in judgment, yet in grace He also gave further opportunities for Job’s wife and his first three critics to repent and gain His acceptance.

Arrow 3B(JOB)29 -> 3B(JOB)27

This arrow indicates that God in grace did actually forgive Job’s first three critics when they had humbly done as God commanded.  It is assumed that God had also forgiven Job’s wife, as He later blessed her with many more children.

Continue to 3B(JOB)26(r)

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