Elihu Answers Job, Part 2 - Job 34:1-37 * Wed. 3-28-18

ELIHU ANSWERS JOB PART 2

Job 34:1-37                     

 

I.      What Man is Like Job…? (vs. 1-9) 

a. How does Elihu address Job and his friends? __________________________________________________________________________________________

b. Is Elihu serious or sarcastic? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

c. Elihu echoes Job’s words back to him for what purpose? ______________________________________________________________________________

d. Has Job really expressed himself sinless or simply that this present suffering is not on account of his sin? __________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

e. Does it seem to Elihu that Job has forsaken God? _______________________________________________________________________________________

f. Has Job forsaken God? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ (see Job 13:15)

                                                                                                                                                   

II.     God Does Not Commit Wickedness (vs. 10-20)

a. Elihu further develops the idea that Job has accused god of what?  _____________________________________________________________________

b. Elihu extols the Sovereignty of God in verses 13-15.  How do verses 13-14 agree with Paul’s point in Acts 17:28? ___________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

c. Has Job impugned the character of God as Elihu suggests? ________________________________________________________________________________

d. Elihu points out that God is not a respecter of persons and esteems the rich and the poor alike.  Who among the men gathered presented arguments counter to Elihu…Job or his friends? _________________________________________________________________________________

 

III.   Elihu Accuses Job of Wickedness (vs. 21-37)

a. According to Elihu God does whatever He likes to people on the basis of His perfect knowledge of them. Is this correct? ____________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

b. Does Elihu present this as an immediate or ultimate reckoning?  ________________________________________________________________________

c. In Elihu’s opinion God’s justice is certain and He will punish on His terms and not man’s…what gift of God is Elihu overlooking? ______ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

d. What specific thing does Elihu conclude Job deserves? ____________________________________________________________________________________

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e. Of what does Elihu state Job is guilty? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

IV.  Application:  Elihu has accused Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar of not being wise and not presenting compelling enough arguments against Job…Elihu argues the same points in large part the same debates of the older men.  Is Job yet convinced or comforted? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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