Introduction To Job - Job 1:1-22 * Wed. 7-19-17

INTRODUCTION TO JOB

Job 1:1-22

Author: unknown  Date: unknown 

Theme: Why do the righteous suffer?

 

I.  Job the Man (vs. 1-8) 

a. What information is revealed about Job in verses 1-3? ______________________________

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b. What was Job’s primary concern about his children when they would observe their feast days? _____________________________________________________________________

 c. What would Job offer to the Lord just in case one of his children had cursed God in their heart? _____________________________________________________________________

               d. How do we know that this was not simply a passing phase of Job’s life? _________________

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               e. Is there anything shocking revealed in verses 6-7? ________________________________

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II. Discourse in the Heaven (vs. 8-12)

            a. Who initiates the discussion of Job? ___________________________________________

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               b. How does God view Job? __________________________________________________

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            c. What is Satan’s point (vs. 9-10) about why Job fears God?  _____________________________

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            d. What does Satan suggest to God that will cause Job to curse God to

            His face? ________________________________________________________________

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            e. Who authorizes Satan to strike Job’s possessions and what limits are

            strictly stated? ____________________________________________________________

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III. The Testing Begins (vs. 13-22)

            a. How suddenly and how thoroughly is Job bereft of his possessions?

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            b. What does Job have left? ___________________________________________________

            c. What was Job’s response to the great loss? _______________________________________

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            d. Was Job’s response genuine how do we know? ____________________________________

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            e. Who knew Job better…God or Satan? ___________________________________________

 

IV.  Application:   Does God truly esteem His people? _________________ Just because God esteems His people does this mean that we are always shielded from adversity? ______________ Does James 1:2-4 help explain why adversity is allowed in believer’s lives? __________________________________________________________________

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