Jobine Theology -- By: Ralph Rogers Hawthorne

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 102:405 (Jan 1945)
Article: Jobine Theology
Author: Ralph Rogers Hawthorne


Jobine Theology

Ralph Rogers Hawthorne

(Concluded from the October-December Number, 1944)

Security

The saint is defended and sheltered by Jehovah. There will be no separation to come and sever God’s people from Him. Job’s confidence was evident to all, because of his knowledge and testimony that he was secure in the hand of God.

1:10—”Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land” (Satan).

3:23—”Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?” (Job).

8:20—”Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers” (Bildad).

11:18—”Thou shalt lie down and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee” (Zophar).

17:3—”Lay down now, put me in a surety with thee; who is he that will strike hands with me?” (Job).

29:2—”Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me” (Job).

Servant

In the presence of Satan Jehovah spoke of Job as His servant. Wicked angels are unfaithful servants who fell from their first estate.

1:8—”My servant Job” (Jehovah).

2:3—”My servant Job” (Jehovah).

4:18—”Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly” (Eliphaz).

42:8—”My servant Job…my servant Job my servant Job” (Jehovah).

Session of Christ

Now Christ is sitting on the right hand of the Father as Advocate. His position guarantees our security as believers. Job longed to see Him reigning on,His rightful throne as Lord.

23:3—”Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!” (Job).

Sin

Sin is anything unlike the character of God. In Job it also bears the names iniquity, transgression, evil and wickedness.

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