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Job 3

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Job Part 3

Job 3:1-5:        Job laments his birth, but he is not suicidal.

*any of us would be depressed under these circumstances, but Job never did sin against God.

Job 4:1-2:        Eliphaz can no longer hold his tongue.

            *There is no record of Job’s friends ever praying for wisdom.

Job 4:3-6:        so far so good

Job 4:7-9:        Eliphaz makes a wrong turn, down the wrong road. He questions Job’s innocence.

*Many of the things that Eliphaz says are true, but they don’t apply to Job. In an eternal sense these things were true, but good and evil are not always rewarded the way we would like, on this side of eternity.

            *It is possible for us to apply truth, but at the wrong time and w/ improper application.

Job 5:18:         God brings both affliction and blessing.
Deuteronomy 32:39 (NKJV) 39 ‘Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.

              *The problem is, Eliphaz’s message to Job was to repent, Job had nothing to repent of.

*The problem is, Eliphaz’s message to Job was to repent, Job had nothing to repent of. 

Job 6:22-30:    Job responds to the accusations.

Job 6:22:         Job challenges his friends to prove that he has sinned.

Job 6:24:         Job says show me my sin and I’ll be quiet.

Job 6:25:         Job says your arguments are true, but they don’t apply to me, they prove nothing.

Job 6:28-30:    Job says “look at me” if I’m lying, it will be evident.

God’s Chastening:
Psalms 94:12 (NKJV) 12 Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O Lord, And teach out of Your law,

Proverbs 3:11 (NKJV) 11 My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor detest His correction;

Hebrews 12:5 - 11




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