Key Verses and Themes in Job

Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project

Verse

Theme

Job 1:9-10       Then Satan answered the Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have you not put a fence around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.”

If loyalty to God is contingent on His prospering us, our faith will be shallow at best, questioned at worst.

Job 1:20-21     Then Job arose, tore his robe, shaved his head, and fell on the ground and worshiped. He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

The most appropriate response to failures in our work lives is to acknowledge God’s authority over all matters of life, whether they appear to be good or bad.

Job 28:28        The fear of the Lord —that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.

All meaningful success in God’s economy must begin with a healthy fear of the Lord.

Job 31:13-15   “If I have rejected the cause of my male or female slaves, when they brought a complaint against me, what then shall I do when God rises up? When he makes inquiry, what shall I answer him? Did not he who made me in the womb make them? And did not one fashion us in the womb?”

Treating our employees as equals because they too have been created in God’s image necessarily produces respect and dignity in the relationship.

Job 38:36        Who has put wisdom in the inward parts, or given understanding to the mind?

God is the creator and sustainer of all our abilities. Failure to acknowledge God’s role in our career successes reduces our perspective and sets us up for spiritual struggles.