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Job 42:7-17  — The Outcome — Job Vindicated and Restored

Job 42:7-17 — The Outcome — Job Vindicated and Restored

BIG IDEA: THE END OF THE STORY SEES JOB VINDICATED AND RESTORED INTRODUCTION: Francis Andersen: The gifts at the end are gestures of grace, not rewards for virtue. It is an artistic, indeed a theological fitness, if not necessity, that Job’s vindication be not just a...
Job 42:1-6  — Job Responds in Humble Repentance

Job 42:1-6 — Job Responds in Humble Repentance

BIG IDEA: AN APPRECIATION OF GOD’S PERSON AND SOVEREIGN WORKING IN OUR LIVES (HIS POWER AND HIS WISDOM) REMOVES ALL PRESUMPTION AND PRIDE INTRODUCTION: Francis Andersen: Job is satisfied. His vision of God has been expanded beyond all previous bounds. He has a new...
Job 31:1-40  — Focus on the Future — Oath of Innocence

Job 31:1-40 — Focus on the Future — Oath of Innocence

BIG IDEA: EVEN JOB’S DRAMATIC OATH OF INNOCENCE CANNOT FORCE GOD TO BREAK HIS SILENCE AND ADDRESS HIS UNJUST SUFFERING INTRODUCTION: John Hartley: After having reminisced about the glory of his former days and having lamented his present disgrace, Job swears an oath...
Job 28:1-28  —  Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?

Job 28:1-28 — Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?

BIG IDEA: WISDOM CAN ONLY BE FOUND IN COMMUNION WITH GOD BY DIVINE REVELATION AS WE FEAR HIM AND TURN AWAY FROM EVIL INTRODUCTION: David Atkinson: Job 28 is about Wisdom, human and divine. Many commentators regard this chapter as an addition to the flow of the text....