Lesson Number

Class Date


Job 23

May 27, 20

Job 23:1-17. Job responds to Eliphaz' final speech. Job conveys his desire to find God (v. 1-7), declares his innocence (v. 10-12), and expresses his frustration with God's sovereignty (v. 13-17). God knows our situation. We are to wait on and trust in Him (Prov 3:5-6; Heb 4:16). Doctrine of suffering continued (Phil 1:29; 2 Cor 1:5, 4:17; Rom 8:17).

Job 22

May 20, 20

Job 22:1-30. In ch. 22, Eliphaz uses his third and final speech to harshly criticize Job. Eliphaz (in reference to Job) questions God's interest in mankind (v. 1-5), addresses Job's faults (v. 6-11), denounces Job's attitude towards God (v. 12-20), then appeals for Job to repent (v. 21-30). Whether we are righteous or wicked, God provides the solution.

Job 21

May 13, 20

Remarks on Florence Nightingale. Job 21:1-34. In ch. 21, Job counters Zophar's remarks on wickedness. He begins by requesting silence from his friends (v. 1-6), then speaks on the prosperity of the wicked (v. 7-16), the death of the wicked (v. 17-26), and the death of the wicked in prosperity (v. 27-34). We should keep our eyes on God, not others. 

Job 20

May 6, 20

National Day of Prayer. Job 20: 1-29. In ch. 20, Zophar angrily (v. 1-3) expounds on the brief prosperity of the wicked (v. 4-11), their impoverishment (v. 12-19), and God's anger against them (v. 20-29). Zophar sees Job as wicked. Doctrine of suffering continued (Mt 5:11-12; 2 Cor 4:17).

Job 19

Apr 29, 20

Job 19:1-29. In ch. 19, Job decries the hostility of his three friends (v. 1-6), the hostility of God towards him (v. 7-12), the rejection of his family (v. 13-22), and then speaks to the certainty of seeing God (v. 23-29). Doctrine of suffering (Phil 1:29; 2 Cor 1:5, 1 Pet 4:12-13).

Job 18

Apr 22, 20

In memory of Stephen Spencer (John 11:24-27). Job 18: 1-21. In Bildad's second speech, h‏e denounces Job for being contemptuous of his friends (v. 1-4), and then describes the fate of the wicked (v. 5-21). Bildad lacks discernment. We are wise not to react to others, but to trust God to provide a solution.

Job 17

Apr 15, 20

Ps 77:1-20: Encouragement for troubled believers. Job 17:1-16. Quick review. In ch. 17, Job appeals to God to intercede for him (v. 1-5). Job then speaks to his dilemma (v. 6-16), concluding that his only hope is the grave (v. 13-16). When beset with problems, go to the Father. He has the solutions (Prov 3:5-6).

Job 16

Apr 1, 20

Ps 121:1-8: God is our Helper. Job 16:1-22. In ch. 16, Job responds to Eliphaz’ harsh speech by expressing his disgust (v. 1-5), distress (v. 6-17), and desire (v. 18-17:5). When we lose confidence in our spiritual lives, we lose confidence in God. We must remember God is our strength (Josh 1:9; Ex 15:2; 2 Sam 22:33; Ps 27:1).

Job 15

Mar 25, 20

Eph 6:10-19: The Armor of God. Job 15:1-35. In ch. 15, Eliphaz responds to Job in Eliphaz' second speech. Eliphaz reprimands Job's attitude by criticizing Job's irrelevant talk (v. 1-7) and assumed wisdom (v. 7-16). Eliphaz then infers Job's wickedness has sealed his fate (v. 17-35). He also gives 17 explanations of what happens to someone who is sinful (v. 21-35).

Job 14

Mar 18, 20

Update on Pastor Inghram's health. Ps 56:1-4; Ps 121:1-8: Having confidence in God. Job 14:1-22. In ch. 14, we study Job's despair of hope. Job opines on the brevity of life (v. 1-6), the futility of death (v. 7-17), and the absence of hope (v. 18-22).

Job 13

Mar 4, 20

Coronavirus facts: American disease and fatality statistics. Job 13:1-28. In ch. 13, Job continues his repudiation of his friends (12:1-13:19). He defends himself to his three friends (13:1-19), then makes his despondent case to God (13:20-28).

Job 12

Feb 26, 20

John Quincy Adams argues Amistad case at Supreme Court. Job 12:1-25. In ch. 12, Job begins his repudiation of his friends. He provides his initial retort (v. 1-12) then recounts God's wisdom and power (v. 13-25). He uses this passage to rebuff his friends' criticism.

Job 11

Feb 19, 20

Paul Harvey's 1978, "So God Made a Farmer." Job 11:1-20. In ch. 11, Zophar, who is even more ruthless than Job's other friends, rebukes Job's words (v. 1-6), misapplies God's wisdom (v. 7-12), and pleas for Job to change his mind (v. 13-20). Job's friends continue to misapply doctrine to try to figure out Job's situation rather than trust the Lord.

Job 10

Feb 12, 20

Presidents' Day. Job commentary reading. Job 10:1-22. Job expresses his desperation by challenging (v. 1-7), reminding (v. 8-12), blaming (v. 13-17), and making a morbid request (v. 18-22) of God. Job is frustrated with his frailty and becomes a bad example of dealing with grief. 

Job 9

Feb 5, 20

Remarks on President McKinley. Job 9:1-35. Who can contend with God? In ch. 9, Job responds to Bildad's speech by expressing God's power (v. 1-13), God's arbitrary power (v. 14-24), and his own despair (v. 25-35). Believers must remember that suffering is in God's hands. While difficult, it can produce spiritual maturity and glory to God.

Job 8

Jan 29, 20

Nigerian mission story from Dan and Pat Hill. Job 8:1-22. In ch. 8, we study another misguided speech from one of Job's friends. Bildad gives a defense of God's justice (v. 1-7), proof from history (v. 8-10), illustrations from nature (v. 11-19), and a slim offer of hope for Job (v. 20-22). Not only is Bildad off the mark, but like us, he should not further discourage his friend.

Job 7

Jan 22, 20

The misunderstood importance of Job, according to Henry Morris. Job 6:1-7:21. In ch. 6, we study Job's defense of his complaining (v. 1-7), his despair (v. 8-13), his disappointment in his friends (v. 14-23), and his plea to them (v. 24-30). Then, in ch. 7, we review Job's pattern of misery (7:1-5) and his prayer to God (v. 6-21). God loves us and will help us endure misery.

Job 6

Jan 15, 20

Job 4:1-5:27. In ch. 4, Eliphaz rebukes Job (4:1-6), reasons about his suffering (v. 7-11), and reports a vision (v. 12-21). In ch. 5, Eliphaz continues his lament (5:1-7), advising Job to appeal to God (v. 8-16) to cease His disciplinary action (v. 17-27). Unlike Eliphaz, we should encourage, not criticize, fellow believers.

Job 5

Jan 8, 20

Job 3:1-26. In ch. 3, God uses poetry to describe Job’s despair. In response to his extreme circumstances, Job wishes he’d never been born (v. 1-10), had died at birth (v. 11-19), or would die now (v. 20-26). We must remember that our existence is to glorify God, even during times of misery.

Job 4

Dec 18, 19

Remarks on President McKinley cont. Job 1:13-22, 2:1-13. At the conclusion of ch. 1, Job loses his children and property to Satan's attacks. Will Job remain faithful to God? In ch. 2, we learn more about Satan as he addresses God and launches his second attack on Job (Job 2:1-7). We're then introduced to Job's wife (v. 9-10) and friends (v. 11-13). Lesson concludes with study bible reading of, "Satan, the Accuser."

Job 3

Dec 4, 19

Remarks on President William McKinley. Job 1:1-12. Additional background information reviewed. Study of verses 6-12, including the angelic sons of God (v. 6, 2:1, 5:1, 38:7; Ps 103:20, 104:4, 89:6; Dan 7:10), Satan's interaction with God, and his attacks on the human race (1 Pet 5:8, Jn 12:31) and Job.

Job 2

Nov 20, 19

Introduction continued with commentary readings. Review of chapter outline and theological themes, such as the problem of the righteous sufferer, the sovereignty and omnipotence of God, the facets of sin and suffering, and the supernatural conflict between God and Satan. Study of Job 1:1-5 (Gen 10:23).

Job 1

Nov 13, 19

Job 1:1. Introduction to Job (Job 42:16-17, 1 Cor 3:19). Includes readings from the Nelson Study Bible, Bible Knowledge Commentary, New English Translation Bible, and Acts & Facts.