Scripture: Job 7:1-21
Continuing in the study, we see how Job's despair with life:
- Job sees life as hard work
- Job sees life as having no relief
- Job sees life as brief and hopeless
Job's disillusionment with God's ways (which are wrong):
- Job sees God is like a prison guard
- Job sees God is like one who obsessed
- Job sees God is like one who never forgives
Scripture: Job 6:1-30
Continuing in the study, we see how Job:
- Speaks of the severity of his suffering
- Solicits God for death
- Speaks out against his friends. And from this, we learn the characteristics of a genuine friend
- Genuine friends are committed in support
- Genuine friends are reliable not inconsistent
- Genuine friends stay courageous in every circumstance
- Genuine friends attempt much
- Genuine friends give truthful instructions
- Genuine friends listen carefully not judge carelessly
- Genuine friends do not undermine friendship
- Genuine friends acts with integrity and honour
Scripture: book of Job, Jonah, Habakkuk
- From the book of Job - Why bad things happen to good people?
- From the book of Jonah - Why good things happen to bad people?
- From the book of Habakkuk - Why worse things happen to bad people and good people?
What can we learn from these books, even when we don't have the answers to such questions?
Scripture: Mark 7:1-13
Jesus died to atone for our sins. But if you asked the Pharisees and Sadducees, they would tell you otherwise.
Why did Jesus oppose them, what did the Pharisees and Sadducees do instead?
Scripture: Job 1:10
How can we learn from Job's life in handling our own life's surprises or challenges:
- Remember that you are not the only one with life's challenges
- Trust that God is in total control
- Realise that it's okay to complain to God
- Reach out to the God of Comfort
- Trust God to work things out for our good
- Cry - an outlet for hurts
- Remember that God will not Forsake You.
- Have the perspective that God can use your experience to minister to others
Scripture: Zechariah 4:1-10
4 Action steps in riding on God's back:
- Rely on the power of the Holy Spirit
- See the new perspective, don't focus on the 'mountains'.
- Complete what God has called you to do
- Start SMALL but think BIG
Scripture: Mark 4:1-20
What do we do with the word of God and how we respond to God?
Scripture: Job 5:1-27
Eliphaz continue in chapter 5, in shaming Job in condemnation, submission, and discipline.
Is there any truth from what Eliphaz said, and what can we actually learn from this chapter?