The suffering of the righteous reveals and develops character and accomplishes God’s sovereign purposes beyond our immediate understanding. In part 1 of Job: Suffering and Sovereignty, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Job 1:1 – 2:13.

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Study Notes

A Brief Introduction to Job

Author: Unknown (Job, Elihu, Moses, Solomon)
Date: Unknown (Patriarchal period – Era of Solomon)
Theme: If God is sovereign and good, why do the righteous suffer?

General Outline

Prologue (Job 1:1 – 2:13)
Dialogue (Job 3:1 – 42:6)
Epilogue (Job 42:7-17)

Understanding the Text

Prologue (Job 1:1 – 2:13)
Character (Job 1:1-5)
Challenge (Job 1:6-12)
Calamity (Job 1:13 – 2:10)
Comforters (Job 2:11-13)

Applying the Text

  • Why do you fear God?