28--Is Jehovah God Buying Your Love ? or Does Jehovah God buy any man’s respect?

Does Jehovah God Reward Christians Today With Material Things? Open contentment.

Things –Compare Matt 6:22 6-22-34 Open In Context|- [In Context|

1Tim 6:6-12 6:6 -[In Context|

But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. Open contentment.

R227 7 For we R228 have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.


If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.


Is Satan trying to prove to Jehovah God that all humans are as selfish as

He is by what is written in Job?

Do You Prove Satan a Liar? Job did and Jehovah included it for all Bible Readers to see it.

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Job 1:9-10


9--  Satan said Jehovah ---Compare different Bibles Commentaries.htm

Job 1:9

Then Satan answered the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing ?

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NSB- Would Job respect you if he got nothing out of it?


10-- Have not you yourself put up a hedge about him and about his house and about everything that he has all around?


The work of his hands you have blessed, and his livestock itself has spread abroad in the earth.


Job 1:9

Then Satan answered the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing ?

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 Job 1:9



Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin ! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.

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1Jn 4:10

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

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but that he loved us;
that is, God; and so the Syriac version reads, "but that God himself loved us".

The Vulgate Latin version adds, first, as in (1 John 4:19)

4:19 NASB--We love, because He first loved us.

Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, doth Job fear God for nought (nothing)

 Satan does not deny any part of Job's character, nor directly charge him with anyone sin; which shows what a holy man Job was, how exact in his life and conversation, that the devil could not allege any one thing against him; nor does he deny that he feared the Lord; nay, he owns it, only suggests there was a private reason for it; and this he dares not affirm, only puts it by way of question, giving an innuendo, which is a wretched way of slander many of his children have learnt from him: he insinuates that Job's fear of God, and serving him, was not "for nought", or "freely" F19, it was not out of love to him, or with any regard to his will, or his honour and glory, but from selfish principles, with mercenary views, and for worldly ends and purposes: indeed no man fears and serves the Lord for nought and in vain, he is well paid for it; and godliness has a great gain along with it, the Lord bestows everything, both in a temporal and spiritual way, on them that fear him; so that eventually, and in the issue, they are great gainers by it; and they may lawfully look to these things, in order to encourage them in the service and worship of God, even as Moses had respect to the recompence of reward; when they do not make these, but the will and glory of God, the sole and chief cause and end thereof: but the intimation of Satan is, that Job's fear was merely outward and hypocritical, nor cordial, hearty, and disinterested, but was entirely for his own sake, and for what he got by it; and this he said as if he knew better than God himself, the searcher of hearts, who had before given such an honourable character of him. Sephorno observes, that he supposes that his fear was not a fear of the greatness of God, a reverence of his divine Majesty, but a fear of punishment; or what we call a servile fear, and not a filial one.



Jo 1:10

"Have You not made a hedge about 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.

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Job 1:10

Hast not thou made an hedge about him
A fence, a wall of protection all around him? he had; he encompassed him about with his love as with a shield, a hedge which could not be broken down by men or devils; he surrounded him with his almighty power, that none could hurt him; he guarded him by his providence, he caused his angels to encamp about him; yea, he himself was a wall of fire around him; the Targum interprets it the word of God: so thick was the hedge, so strong the fence, that Satan could not find the least gap to get in at, to do him any injury to his body or mind, without the divine permission; which he envied and was vexed at, and maliciously suggests that this was the motive of Job's fear of the Lord; and indeed it was an obligation upon him to fear him, but not the sole cause of it:

and about his house;
not the house in which he dwelt; though Satan could have gladly pulled down that about his ears, as well as that in which his children were; but it designs his family, who were also by Providence protected in their persons and estates, and preserved from the temptations of Satan, at least from being overcome by them, and even at the times of their feasting before mentioned; this fence was about his servants also, so that Satan could not come at and hurt any one that belonged to him, which was a great grief and vexation of mind to him:

and about all that he hath on every side?
his sheep, his camels, his oxen, and his asses; for otherwise these would not have escaped the malice and fury of this evil spirit they afterwards felt; but as these were the gifts of the providence of God to Job, they were guarded by his power, that Satan could not hurt them without leave:

thou hast blessed the work of his hands;
not only what he himself personally wrought with his own hands, but was done by his servants through his direction, and by his order; the culture of his fields, the feeding and keeping of his flocks and herds; all succeeded well; whatever he did, or was concerned in, prospered:

and his substance is increased in the land;
or "broke out" F20; like a breach of waters; see (2 Samuel 5:20) ; exceeded all bounds; his riches broke forth on the right hand and on the left, and flowed in, so that there were scarce any limits to be set to them; he abounded in them; his sheep brought forth thousands; his oxen, camels, and asses, stood well, and were strong to labour; and his wealth poured in upon him in great plenty; all which was an eyesore to Satan, and therefore would insinuate that this was the sole spring and source of Job's religion, devotion, and obedience.

What about all humans---- all that a man includes you and all others

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Job 2:1-6 - [Verse 1 in Original Hebrew]

1 Again R24 there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the LORD. 2 The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it." 3 The LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered F14 My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing F15 God and turning away from evil. And he still holds R25 fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin F16 him without cause." 4 Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. 5 "However, put forth Your hand now, and touch R26 his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face." 6 So the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your power, F17 only spare his life."



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Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin ! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.

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a man ---Means All man and Woman—All Humans



Job 2:4

And Satan answered the Lord, and said
Satan would not as yet own that Job was the man the Lord had described; but still would suggest, that he was a selfish and mercenary man, and that what had been done to him was not a sufficient trial of his integrity; the thing had not been pushed far and close enough to discover him; he had lost indeed his substance, and most of his servants, and all his children, but still he had not only his own life, but his health and ease; and so long as he enjoyed these he would serve God, though only for the sake of them: and therefore, says he, as it is usually and proverbially said,

skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life;
the Targum is,

``member for member;''

which the Jewish commentators, many of them, explain thus, that if a man's head or his eyes are in danger, he will lift up his hand or his arm, and expose that in order to save the other; but the word is generally used of the skin, and so it may in this sense; and mean the skin of his hand, as a shield for the skin of his head or eye, as Gussetius observes F18: some understand it of the skins of others for his own skin, which he will part with, that he may keep that; nay, he will give all that he is possessed of for the preservation of his life, so dear is that unto him; meaning either the skins of beasts, in whom the principal substance of men consisted in those times and countries, and whose skins slain for food, and in sacrifice, might be of worth and value, and used in traffic; or, as others think, money cut out of leather made of skins is meant, which a man would part with, even all such money he had in the world, and even his "suppellex", or all the goods of his house, for to save his life: or the sense is, that Job would not only give the skins of his beasts, even of all that he had, for his own skin, but the skins of his servants, nay, of his own children, provided he could but keep his own skin; and hereby Satan suggests, that Job did not regard the loss his cattle, nor of his servants, nor even of his children, so long as he had his own life and health; and thus represents him as a lover of himself, and as cruel and hardhearted, and without natural affections to his children; the contrary to which is very manifest from (Job 1:5) ; or rather this designs his own skin, and may be rendered, "skin upon skin", or "skin even unto skin", or "skin within skin" F19; for man has two skins, an inward and an outward one, called the "cutis" and "cuticula", "derma" and "epidermis"; the latter is of a whitish colour, and is properly the covering of the skin, is very thin, and void of sensation F20, which may be raised up by a blister, and taken off without pain; but the other is reddish, and very sensible of pain, and cannot be taken off without putting a man to the most exquisite misery; and yet a man will part with both skins, and if he had ever so many, or he willing to be put to the greatest torment, rather than part with his life: and to this one point all the above senses, and others given by interpreters, tend, namely, to observe how precious the life of man is to him; and if this was all that Satan meant, it is very trite; but he seems to insinuate something more, and that is, that any man, and so Job though reckoned a good man, would not only part with all the skins he had, and the substance he was possessed of, to save his life, but he would part with his God, and his religion, and the profession of it, for the sake of it, which is false; for there is something more valuable than life to good men; they reckon the loving kindness of God better than life, and would sooner lose their lives than risk the danger of losing their interest in it; and are willing to part with their lives for the sake of God and true religion, for the sake of Christ and his Gospel, and for his cause and interest, as many have done.



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1 John 4:10

Herein is love
The love of God, free love, love that cannot be matched: herein it is manifested, as before; this is a clear evidence of it, an undoubted proof, and puts it out of all question:

not that we loved God:
the love of God is antecedent to the love of his people; it was when theirs was not; when they were without love to him, yea, enemies in their minds, by wicked works, and even enmity itself, and therefore was not procured by theirs; but on the contrary, their love to him is caused by his love to them; hence his love, and a continuance in it, do not depend on theirs; nor does it vary according to theirs; wherefore there is good reason to believe it will continue, and never be removed; and this shows the sovereignty and freeness of the love of God, and that it is surprising and matchless:

but that he loved us;
that is, God; and so the Syriac version reads, "but that God himself loved us". The Vulgate Latin version adds, first, as in (1 John 4:19) ; the instance of this love follows:

and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins:
this is a subordinate end to the other, mentioned in (1 John 4:9) ; for, in order that sinful men may possess everlasting life and happiness, it is necessary that their sins be expiated, or atonement be made for them, which is meant by Christ's being a propitiation for them; that the justice of God should be satisfied; that peace and righteousness, or love and justice, should be reconciled together; and kiss each other; and that all obstructions be removed out of the way of the enjoyment of life, which are brought in by sin; and that the wrath of God, which sin deserved, be averted or appeased, according to our sense apprehension of it; for otherwise the love of God people is from everlasting, and is unchangeable, never alters, or never changes from love to wrath, or from wrath to love; nor is the love of God procured by the satisfaction and sacrifice of Christ, which are the effects of it; but hereby the way is laid open for the display of it, and the application of its effects, in a way consistent with the law and justice of God. This phrase is expressive of the great love of Christ to his people, and of his substitution in their room and stead; and so it is used among the Jews for a substitution in the room of others, (
wtbha bwrl) , "to express the greatness of love" F21; (See Gill on 3:25) and (See Gill on 9:3).

Every thing belongs to Jehovah God


(Psalm 89:11) 89:11-Heaven is yours, the earth also is yours; The productive land and what fills it—you yourself have founded them.


(Psalm 115:16) 115:16- As regards the heavens, to Jehovah the heavens belong, But the earth he has given to the sons of men.


(Isaiah 66:1) 66:1This is what Jehovah has said: “The heavens are my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where, then,

is the house that YOU people can build for me, and where, then, is the place as a resting-place for me?”


“Man, born of a woman, living for a short time, is filled with many miseries.” (Job 14:1, Dy) 14:1


1 Jn 4:10

10 The love is in this respect, not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent forth his Son as a propitiatory sacrifice for our sins

Jn 4:10

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.


1Tim 6:6-12 6:6 -[In Context|

But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. Open contentment.

R227 7 For we R228 have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.


If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.


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1 Timothy 6:6


But godliness with contentment is great gain.
] By "godliness" is not meant any particular grace, but all the graces of the Spirit of God; as faith, hope, love, fear… the whole of internal religion, as it shows itself in outward worship, and in all acts of holiness of life and conversation; and which the doctrine that is according to godliness teaches and engages to; and this is gain, very great gain indeed. A man possessed of true godliness is a gaining, thriving, man: such as are godly, or truly gracious, they are come into good and happy circumstances, and are possessor of the true, solid, satisfying, durable, and unsearchable riches of grace; all their debts are paid, they are richly clothed, and deliciously fed, and are in a good family, even the household of God, who before were in debt, arrayed in rags, were in a starving condition, and strangers and foreigners; yea, they are heirs of God, joint heirs with Christ, and have both a right and a meetness for the heavenly inheritance; they are now made kings and priests to God, and, in the present state of things, have God to be their portion, and exceeding great reward; they have an interest in Christ, and in all spiritual blessings in him, and have the Spirit as the earnest of their future inheritance; they are rich in faith, and in good works; their souls, which were lost, are gained, and shall be saved with an everlasting salvation; and ere long they will be possessed of all the riches of glory, signified by a house not made with hands, a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God, an incorruptible inheritance, and a kingdom and glory: how great is the gain of godliness! And what adds to this gain, and now goes along with it, is "contentment"; for this is not to be considered as the condition of godliness being great gain, as if it was not so without it; but as the effect of godliness, what that produces, and as a part of its gain. The word here used signifies "sufficiency"; and so it is rendered in the Vulgate Latin version: it designs a competency of the good things of this life; and what that is, is expressed in 1Ti 6:8
and such God gives to them that fear him, his godly ones, who shall lack no good thing convenient for them; for godliness has the promise of this life, as well as of that which is to come; and God does give to such all things pertaining to life and godliness, even all things richly to enjoy. The word indeed properly signifies "self-sufficiency", which in its strict sense, only belongs to God, who is "El-Shaddai", God all-sufficient and self-sufficient; but here it intends such a sufficiency as a man himself judges to be so; for this phrase does not so much design the thing itself, which is a sufficiency, as the opinion, the sense which the godly man has of it, who himself judges it, as Jacob did, to be enough; and such a man is content with what he has, and thankful for it, submits quietly to the will of God, and patiently bears every adverse providence: and this is now the fruit and effect of godliness, or true grace, and is a considerable part of that gain which godliness brings with it; and such a man is a happy man indeed, let his circumstances be what they will. The Jews have a saying F14, that

``he is a rich man whose spirit rests in, or is contented with his riches;''

that is, as the gloss explains it.


NWT 6-6 To be sure, it is a means of great gain, [this] godly devotion along with self-sufficiency. 7 For we have brought nothing into the world,

and neither can we carry anything out. 8 So, having sustenance and covering, we shall be content with these things.












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You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome Jehovah gave.—Jas. 5:11.

Job experienced profound distress. He suffered financial ruin, the loss of his children, and a painful disease. He also grappled with false charges that Jehovah was punishing him. However, he never lost faith, nor did he break his integrity. He did not curse God as Satan said he would. (Job 1:11, 21) The outcome? Jehovah “blessed the end of Job afterward more than his beginning.” (Job 42:12) Like Job, we may suffer sickness or other hardships. We may not fully understand why Jehovah allows us to undergo a particular trial. Yet, if we remain faithful, we will be blessed. Jehovah without fail rewards those earnestly seeking him. (Heb. 11:6) Jesus said: “He that has endured to the end is the one that will be saved.”—Matt. 10:22; 24:13. w 2/1/06 17-19 DT4/03/07

Does not the soul mean more than food and the body than clothing?—Matt. 6:25.

To many of those listening, Jesus’ words might have sounded impractical. They knew that if they did not work hard, their families would suffer. However, Jesus reminded them about the birds. Birds live from one day to the next, yet Jehovah cares for them. Jesus also pointed to the way Jehovah provides for wildflowers, the beauty of which surpasses that of Solomon in all his glory. If Jehovah cares for birds and flowers, how much more so will he care for us? (Matt. 6:26-30) As Jesus said, our lives (souls) and bodies are far more important than the food we buy to sustain our lives and the clothing we obtain to cover our bodies. If we devote all our efforts merely to feed and cover ourselves, with nothing substantial left for serving Jehovah, we miss the very purpose of living.—Eccl. 12:13. w 1/1/06 4, 5