Eliphaz Breaks His Silence - Job 4:1-21 * 8-9-17

ELIPHAZ BREAKS HIS SILENCE

Job 4:1-21

 

I.      Eliphaz Commends Job’s Integrity (vs. 1-6) 

 

a. Does Eliphaz express a reluctance to speak and if so on what grounds?  _____________________________________________________________________________

b. In what ways does Eliphaz commend Job for his “ministry” to other ______________________________________________________________________________

c. Eliphaz recognize the struggles of others that Job ministered to have now fallen to him.  What are they? _­­­______________________________________________________________________________

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d. Verse 6 is used as Eliphaz transition…what one thing does he bring up that Job has maintained thus far (see Job 2:3, 9)? _______________ ___________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                                                     

II.     Eliphaz’s Theological Perspective (vs. 7-11)

 

a. Where does Eliphaz draw his expertise to question Job in verses 7-8? __________________________________________________________ ______________________

b. What is Eliphaz’ point in these verses? ____________________________________________________

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c. How would you summarize Eliphaz theological beliefs in this passage? ________________________________________________________________________________

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III.   Eliphaz’ Dream (vs. 12-21)

 

a. What experience does Eliphaz recount that he draws on as evidence of his position? _________________________________________________________________________________

b. Based on the clues provided of the dream do you think this was of God or of Satan? __________ Why? _________________________________________________________________________________

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c. What points in 17-18 are true and what points are purposed to plant questions in the mind about God and man’s standing before Him? __________________________________________________________________

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IV.  Application:   Are dreams good sources for God’s people to base theological understanding? __________________________ What is vastly superior to dreams to have a proper theological understanding? _______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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