Eliphaz Breaks His Silence: Part 2 - Job 5:1-27

ELIPHAZ BREAKS HIS SILENCE: Part 2

Job 5:1-27

 

I.      Eliphaz Declares Job’s Suffering is from God (vs. 1-7) 

 

a. The idea of a mediator plays a recurring role in the Book of Job.  In light of that what is Eliphaz suggesting           to Job in vs. 1? __________________________________________________________________

b. What is his assessment of Job in vs. 2? ________________________________________________

c. As Eliphaz sees it what is the source of all calamity? _______________________________________

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II.     Eliphaz Instructs Job to Seek God (vs. 7-18)

 

a. Having clearly proven by his own reasoning skills that God is punishing Job for his sins what is his suggested solution? _________________________________________________________________________

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b. If Job would but simply follow Eliphaz’ recommendation what does he say God would do for job? ________________________________________________________________________________

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c. Are there elements of truth in the things spoken by Eliphaz?  ____________________________________

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d. What distortions of truth can we determine by considering the whole of God’s word…contrast vs. 9-10 with Matthew 44-45? ____________________________________________________________________

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III.   Eliphaz: God Blesses the Righteous (vs. 17-27)

 

a. Eliphaz states that for those whom God has chastened who repent what should they expect in return? ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________

b. How differently would Paul have instructed Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:12 if he held to Eliphaz theological understanding? _____________________________________________________________________

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c. What concluding statement doe Eliphaz make that is intended to close all debate on the issue? ________________________________________________________________________________

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IV.  Application:   Is all suffering we experience from God? __________________________________________

Does God chasten His people when we sin? ______________________________________________________

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How do we know (for ourselves) which is of God and which is just life in a fallen world? _____________________________________________________________________________________

As believers can we expect the kind of life Eliphaz portrays? ___________________________________________

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