We live in a busy world with busy schedules and being able to share some thoughts about this journey with others across this world through the Internet is truly a blessing. The below Questions for Reflection will stimulate thought and offer ideas for applying biblical principles at work, at home, and in all we do.
Job 8 – When does tradition become a prison? Can you always find the clue for the present in the past? To what extent are you consistent in what you think and say?
Job 9 – If the fact of God’s justice doesn’t bother Job, what does? How can the justice of God be an antidote to despair? What can you now say to Job’s classical complaint in verses 32-33 (Review 1 Timothy 2:5)?
Job 10 – What mystery agonizes Job? How do you respond when you can’t understand the reason for your suffering? How should we respond? What gives you hope to keep striving for the ultimate reward God has for you?
Job 11 – Why do you think Zophar has such a stake in God’s answer (v. 5) to Job? What is the meaning of understanding in the sense of verse 12? What are the effects of setting your heart aright (v. 13-19)? What is the difference between the hope of the righteous (v. 18) with the hope of the wicked (v. 20)?
Job 12-13 – What is the frustration of Job in 12:1-5? What are the issues? Have his friends really heard Job? What does Job think explains their lack of sympathy? What have you done when frustrated?
Job 14 – How does Job’s mood in verses 1-6 mold his thought about God? How would you answer Job’s question in verse 14? Have you ever felt like Job: How can you know that this life isn’t all and be able to stand up to the bludgeonings of life?
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments.
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