If I Have... Part 2 (Job Reviews His Life) - Job 31:24-40 *Wed 2-28-18

IF I HAVE…Part 2

                                                                                                                                       (Job Reviews His Life)

Job 31:24-40

 

I.      If I had Worshiped anything but God (vs. 24-28) 

 

a. What kinds of things does Job list that men worship other than God?   ______________________________________________________________

b. Verse 27 in conjunction with sun and moon worship there was a practice of kissing one’s own hand in homage to these celestial lights.  Did Job practice this? ________________ What was his attitude about those who did? ____________________________________________

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c. How does this practice compare to Romans 1:24-25? ________________________________________________________________________________

d. What is it called when one worships anything / anyone other than God? ____________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                                                   

II.     If I Rejoiced in Others Destruction (vs. 29-34)

 

a. Not only has Job not rejoiced in others downfall but for those who were down what has he done? ________________________________

b. No one like to have their sin exposed but Job expresses that he has not hidden his transgressions…to Whom was he open and honest with? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

c. What was the behavior of one hiding his transgression? _____________________________________________________________________________

 

III.   If I had One to Hear Me… (vs. 35-40)

 

a. How common is Job’s lament when people are suffering, and it seems there are none to listen? ______________________________________

b. Who does Job believe is his Prosecutor? _________________________________________________________________________________________________

c. Does Job have this right that God is his Prosecutor (see Hebrews 7:25)? _______________________________________________________________

d. Does Job’s “Prosecutor” have a book? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

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e. How does Job declare he would treat his Prosecutor and His book?  _____________________________________________________________________

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IV.  Application:  Job has enthusiastically declared his innocence to all his friends and yet his suffering is not yet at an end. What one thing keeps Job going and will that one thing also keep us going? __________________________________________________________________________

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