My Spirit is Broken - Job 17:1-16 * Wed. 11-8-17

MY SPIRIT IS BROKEN

Job 17:1-16

 

I.      God is Against Me (vs. 1-6) 

a. Unlike his spirited rebuttal to the harsh criticism from his friends Chapter 17 is very simply a lament.  How does vs. 1 set the tone for the rest of the chapter? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

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b. How much comfort have his friends been to Job thus far? _____________________________________________________________________

c. What is meant by, “does not my eye dwell on their provocation?” _______________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

d. Who alone is left that Job still hopes will have something to do with him? ______________________________________________________

e. Does Job hold out hope that his friends will be able to understand his situation? ____________ why? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

II.     My Friends Have No Respect for Me (vs. 6-10)

a. How do people respond to Job now? ___________________________________________________________________________________________

b. Physically does Job see himself coming back from his suffering? _______________________________________________________________

c. Who is Job referring to in vs. 8-9 as the “innocent, righteous, and he who has clean hands?” _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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III.   The Grave Awaits Me (vs. 1, 11-16)

a. Does “the grave is ready for me” (vs. 1) speak to an expectation of hope? ______________________________________________________

b. Summarize verse 11 in four or less words? _____________________________________________________________________________________

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c.  Out of Job’s despair what is his expectation? __________________________________________________________________________________

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IV.  Application:   Suffering can be endured and people have been able to endure and persevere in extreme conditions as long as they have a reason to endure, and a hope that they can.  What happens when people lose hope? ________________________________________________________

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What role does faith play in enduring and persevering? ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

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