Today’s passage: Job 10
- Job continues his response to Bildad.
- Bildad claimed Job must have been guilty of something or else there would be injustice.
- Job laments and desires to ask God freely for an explanation for his suffering.
- He believes God is just and good. He also believes his suffering is not for sin. He longs for answers.
- One of the sufferings Job asks God about is the words of his friends! He acknowledges God has allowed even this to take place in his life, he just doesn’t understand why?
Questions to consider:
- What honesty do we find in Job’s response? What is he feeling, thinking, wanting? Is it wrong for him to pray this way, to ask God these questions (1 Peter 5:7)?
- How does verse 15 indicate what’s going on in Job’s heart? Is he being adamant at this point against God? What do you think he is trying to express?
- What help is Job asking for in what he says in verse 17 and from chapter 9, verse 33? What would he like his friends to do to help him? How could they have heard this request and changed course in a way that would have been a comfort to him?