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A Sermon on Job 1:20-22

Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”

In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong. (ESV)

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How do we remain steadfast like Job in the midst of suffering? In this sermon from Job 1:20-22, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones teaches us that Job righteously endured his circumstances because he understood two things: who he was and who God is. If we are prepared in our hearts for the day of trouble, it will be because we recognize that all we have is given to us and that God is good, righteous, and holy. Some will be shattered by hardship, some will ignore it, but we as believers will stand firm like a mountain peak in a storm Dr. Lloyd-Jones tells us. Have you prepared for calamity? Have you placed your trust in the Lord to learn who he is? Pursue a right view of God and yourself and live in contrast to the world like Job.

We are sorry to tell you that we only have the first 32 minutes of this sermon on Job 1 Verses 20-22 by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, but as we only have two other sermons on the book of Job we are keeping it on the site for those who are interested in hearing an exposition of these verses.

Additional Scripture Translations

Job 1:20-22, New American Standard Bible

20Then Job got up, tore his robe, and shaved his head; then he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21He said,

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,

And naked I shall return there.

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away.

Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

22Despite all this, Job did not sin, nor did he blame God.

Job 1:20-22, King James Version

20Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, 21And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. 22In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.