Lesson 2 of 10
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Study Guide/Outline


  • The speaker begins by discussing the story of Job from the Bible.
  • Job faced immense suffering and questioned why it was happening to him.
  • The speaker suggests that many people misinterpret the book of Job and its message.
  • Emphasis is on understanding God’s character and the purpose of suffering.

Job’s Suffering and His Friends

  • Job’s suffering is introduced as a central theme.
  • Job’s friends come to console him but end up accusing him of sin.
  • The tension arises between Job’s perspective that his suffering is God’s fault and his friends’ belief that it’s due to his sin.
  • Job’s faith in God as his Redeemer is highlighted.

Scripture Reference

  • Job 19:25-27 is mentioned, where Job expresses confidence in his Redeemer.

Job’s Boldness and Silence

  • Job continues to assert his innocence and righteousness.
  • His faith becomes bolder as he stands firm.
  • Job still can’t comprehend the reason for his suffering but stops complaining against God.

Job’s Conclusion

  • Job concludes that man’s fundamental problem is a deceitfully wicked heart.
  • The idea that man’s issues go beyond sinful acts is emphasized.

Elihu’s Challenge

  • Elihu, a new speaker, joins the conversation.
  • He rebukes Job and his friends.
  • Elihu believes he must speak the truth, even though he’s younger.
  • Job justifies himself at the expense of God, while his friends have no answers.

God’s Response

  • God speaks from the whirlwind, addressing the men present.
  • God talks about the mysteries of the universe beyond human understanding.
  • It’s emphasized that God’s actions can’t be measured by human logic.
  • Job’s faith is stirred as God speaks.

God Accepts Job’s Integrity

  • God accepts Job’s integrity and righteousness.
  • Job prays for his friends, and they are required to make sacrifices.
  • God blesses Job with even more than he had before.

Scripture Reference

  • Job 42:10 is mentioned, where God turns Job’s captivity and blesses him abundantly.

Misinterpretation of Job

  • The speaker warns against misinterpreting the book of Job.
  • Emphasizes that God doesn’t bring suffering to teach lessons.
  • God’s goodness is meant to lead people to repentance, not hardships.


  • The book of Job is described as a source of hope.
  • The main point is that there’s an enemy to faith, the accuser of the brethren, and resisting lies and fear is essential.
  • Even if one gives the enemy a place in their life, God’s goodness leads to victory and restoration.

Final Declaration

  • A declaration of trust in God as the Redeemer is made.
  • God is acknowledged as good, and His goodness is highlighted as a means of leading people to change.