Job 36+37

Introduction We're studying Elihu's fourth and final speech today. You might recall that he was waiting for Job and his friends to finish what they had to say about Job's suffering. And once they finished speaking, Elihu began to speak. In his first speech he responded to Job's complaint that God is silent and will … Continue reading Job 36+37

Job 34–35

Introduction We met Elihu for the first time last week. And we saw that he was waiting for Job and Job's three friends to finish speaking. And now that they have finished, Elihu has begun to say what's been on his mind. And he spoke about how he felt compelled to speak and the pressure … Continue reading Job 34–35

Job 32–33

Introduction Last week we looked at chapters 29 to 31 which contain Job's final words. In chapter 29 he described his former happiness and those days when God watched over him and when God's intimate friendship blessed his house and when God was still with him and his children were still with him. Job described … Continue reading Job 32–33

Job 29–31

Introduction It's been a few weeks since our last sermon on the book of Job, so let me take a moment to review what we've seen so far. In the first two chapters, we learned that God regarded Job as blameless and upright. However Satan was not so impressed. He claimed that Job only worships … Continue reading Job 29–31

Job 25–28

Introduction We began the third cycle of speeches last week when we studied Job chapters 22 to 24 which contained Eliphaz's third speech to Job and Job's reply. And do you remember? It seemed that Eliphaz's patience with Job had come to an end; and all thought of comforting Job had been set aside, because … Continue reading Job 25–28

Job 22–24

Introduction Last Sunday evening we reached the end of the second cycle of speeches between Job and his friends. And there is one more cycle of speeches to go before we meet a fourth friend named Elihu who also wants to speak to Job. But we don't meet Elihu until chapter 32. In the meantime, … Continue reading Job 22–24

Job 18–21

Introduction Back in chapter 9 and verse 33 Job expressed a wish for an arbiter: someone who would enable Job to speak up and make his case before God without being afraid. He was looking for a mediator to bring them together. And then, in chapter 17 and verse 19, he spoke of a witness … Continue reading Job 18–21