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.