Job 31-34

     In Job 31:15, we see that Job had a very similar view of God's involvement in our lives to that of David.  David wrote, in Psalm 139:13, "For you formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb."  and in 139:16, "Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.  And in your book, they all were written, The days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them."

God knows you intimately and you would not be here without His work!

Job's friend Elihu agrees with both of them - Job 33:4 records him saying "The Spirit of God has made me and the breath of the Almighty gives me life."

Job 25-30

What does Bildad tell us about man's standing before God (chapter 25)?

What differences between God and man does Job highlight in chapter 26?

Compare Job 28:28 with Proverbs 1:7.


Job 20-24

What are some of the consequences of wickedness listed in Job 20?

Does Job's response in chapter 21 primarily agree or disagree with the view of the wicked expressed in chapter 20?

Eliphaz has an interesting criterion for those deserving of punishment (listed in 22:9) what is it?

Job 15-19

16:21-22 Need for a mediator -

    21      Oh, that one might plead for a man with God,
    As a man pleads for his neighbor!
    22      For when a few years are finished,
    I shall go the way of no return.

In this section, we see two interesting points - 1.  The desperate need for a mediator, someone to go between God and man.  If only Job could have seen the Mediator yet to come!  2.  A really bleak view of the afterlife.

The New King James Version. (1982). (Job 16:21–22). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Just a few chapters later, in 19:25-27, we see a much more optimistic view of what comes after death.


Job 10-14

What are some of the reasons, in Zophar's mind, that Job should repent?  Are any of these reaons valid?

Notice that Job 12:10 teaches that God controls the life of every living thing, and the "breath of all mankind."  Where else is the sovereignty of God taugh with similar language?

Job 12 has more to say about the sovereignty of God.  Where do you find evidence that God controls even the affairs of nations?

Job 14:1 repeats an earlier thought about trouble being common to man.  What limits on humanity are explored in this chapter?


Job 5-9

What does Job 5:7 teach us about expecting everything to be easy in life?

What observations do you find regarding the length of human life in Job 7?

Job is desperate for a mediator between God and man in this passage (and elsewhere).  What good news to we find for Job (and all of us) in the New Testament?


Reading Through the Bible in One Year


     I have had a few questions on how to read through the Bible in a year.  I thought it might be good to put some reading plan options in one place so they are easy for you to find.  Take a look at the list below and remember, you can't go wrong!  Reading through the Bible is a great investment and the plan you choose doesn't matter as much as the choice to do it.

Chronological Plans:


Blue letter Bible (printable): https://www.blueletterbible.org/dailyreading/PDF/1Yr_ChronologicalPlan.pdf

Bibleplan.org (they will email you your reading each day):   

 Other Plans:

Bible.com:   https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/10489-bible-in-one-year-2018

Biblica.com:  https://www.biblica.com/resources/reading-plans/