If I Have... Part 1 (Job reviews his life) Job 31:1-23 * Wed. 2-21-18

IF I HAVE…Part 1

                                                                                                     (Job Reviews His Life)

Job 31:1-23

I.      A Covenant with My Eyes (vs. 1-4) 

a. What does Job mean, “I have made a covenant with my eyes…?”   _________________________________________________________

b. What does Job describe in verses 2-3? ______________________________________________________________________________________

c. What attribute of God does Job describe in verse 4? ________________________________________________________________________         d. Does verse 4 agree with Proverbs 15:3? ______________________________________________________________________________________

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            II.     If I was Given to Falsehood (vs. 5-12)

a. In reviewing his life Job considers the ways one might walk in error toward God. What sin does he start with? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

b. In each of these reflections does Job present himself as guilty or innocent? ________________________________________________

c. If in weighing his actions God finds him guilty what does Job ask for? _______________________________________________________

d. What is the second sin Job considers (vs. 9)? __________________________________________________________________________________

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e. If found guilty of this sin what punishment seems just to Job? ________________________________________________________________

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f. Does Job present himself as guilty of this sin? _________________________________________________________________________________

 

III.   If I had No Compassion or No Concern (vs. 13-23)

a. How do verses 13-15 relate to Colossians 4:1?  ________________________________________________________________________________

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b. Has Job ministered to the needy? ______________________________________________________________________________________________

c. How has Job responded to the widow and orphan? ___________________________________________________________________________

d. How does James 1:27 describe Job’s actions toward the widow and orphan? __________________________________________________

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e. If Job had not been kind, hospitable, and compassionate toward the needy what does he suggest as a fitting punishment for himself? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Was he guilty of neglect? _____________

 

IV.  Application:  Job enumerates multiple sinful responses that if he had been guilty he would gladly suffer consequences. Are we as considerate in our actions that they be righteous toward God in how we conduct ourselves as it relates to other people?  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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