Though He Slay Me, Yet Will I Trust Him - Job 13:1-28 * Wed. 10-11-17

Though He Slay Me, Yet Will I Trust Him

Job 13:1-28

 

I.      I Would Speak to the Almighty (vs. 1-12) 

a. Is Job frustrated with his friends? __________ How do you know? ____________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________

b. With Whom does Job desire to plead his case? ___________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

c. How does Job view his “wise” friends now? _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

d. What does Job indicate his friends ought to consider before they presume to speak for God as His righteous ones? ___________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

e. What is meant by the phrase, “your platitudes are proverbs of ash?”

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II.     …Yet Will I Trust Him (vs. 13-19)

a. Job shifts the direction of his conversation from his friends, to God.  How certain is the faith of Job even as he suffers? ___________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 

b. What is Job really defending before God? __________________________________________________

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c. What declaration of faith does Job make in verse 16? __________________________________________

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d. How certain was Job that he would be vindicated? ___________________________________________

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III.   Why Do You Hide Your Face… (vs. 20-28)

a. What two things does Job ask God NOT to do to him? _________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

b. Is Job so proud that he cannot accept that he has sinned? ______________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

c. How do verses 24-28 compare to king David’s lament in Psalm 13:1-4? What are the similarities? _________________________________________________________________________________

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What are the differences? ______________________________________________________________

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IV.  Application:   How do we deal with those spiritual times when it seems God is silent to our prayers or seems distant? 

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    Would our lament be like David or Job? _________________________________________________________

     Or would we even be aware? ________________________________________________________________

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