Life-Study of Job, by Witness Lee

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In verses 7 and 8 we see that Satan attacked Job and that Job suffered the trial in his body.

A. Satan Going Forth from God’s Presence

Satan went forth from God’s presence (v. 7a).

B. Satan’s Attack

Satan attacked Job by striking him with severe boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head (v. 7b).

C. Job’s Pain

Job took a potsherd with which to scrape himself, and he sat among the ashes (v. 8). The boils that covered his body were extremely painful. As he sat there in pain, he had nothing to say.

D. Job’s Reaction to His Trial

In verses 9 and 10 we have Job’s reaction to his trial.

1. His Wife’s Mocking Reaction

In her mocking reaction to Job’s trial, his wife said, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die" (v. 9).

2. Job’s Answer and Reaction

In answer and reaction to his wife, Job said, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Should we receive the good from God but not receive the ill?" (v. 10a). It seems that Job’s thought here was not according to the commercial principle of gain or loss. In a sense, he was willing to suffer loss. However, his physical pain was unbearable.

3. Job Not Sinning with His Lips

In all this Job did not sin with his lips (v. 10b).

(Life-Study of Job, Chapter 3, by Witness Lee)