Today’s passage: Job 11
- After Eliphaz and Bildad seemed to fail to get Job to budge, Zophar takes a crack at it. He doesn’t mince words.
- Zophar is convinced that if Job got the meeting with God he’d hoped for, it would result in his condemnation.
- Like Bildad, Zophar urges Job to repent. He believes that if Job will just turn from his secret sin, God will bless him once again.
- Once again, many things are said in this chapter that are theologically correct. The question is whether these truths are being applied correctly in these rebukes. We must continue to be careful to interpret correctly as we read through the book.
Questions to consider:
- As an example of the final “Helpful thought” from above, in what way is the end of verse 6 true? What would be a good way to minister this truth to someone? How is it being used against Job?
- How has God given us less than our guilt deserves and more than any of our righteousness deserves (Romans 3:21-26)?
- What is Zophar promising Job in verses 13-20? Is this a valid promise? (2 Corinthians 12:7-10) How could Zophar’s incorrect view lead a person to be angry with God?