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 15 – Are you in sympathy with Job or Eliphaz after verses 1-6? Why? What argument would you use to refute Eliphaz in verses 12-16? Does your experience bear out Eliphaz’s dogma about the wicked (See Job’s experience in 9:24)? Have you unconsciously inherited a dogma that doesn’t fit the facts of life?
Job 16 – How does Job counter the accusations of Eliphaz (Especially 15:2-6)? How would you describe Job’s despair? What does Job seek in his predicament?
Job 17 – What is the state of Job’s physical body (See Chapter 16)? What is the state of Job’s spirit (See Chapter 7:11)? How does verse 6 show that Job will not find what he wants among men?
Job 18 – What is Bildad’s explanation for Job’s frustration (See 1-4)? What metaphors are used to illustrate the ruin of the wicked? How can these metaphors, from a different point of view, illustrate the life of the righteous? To what extent does your mood determine how you view a given situation?
Job 19 – What does Job think is the source of his troubles? What is the attitude of Job’s family and friends? What is Job’s emotional tone before and after verse 23?
Job 20 – What theme does Zophar reiterate? What illustrations does he use this time? To what extent are these metaphors fulfilled in our current society? What should we focus on during our lifetime?
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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