Faith and faithfulness do not preclude sorrow-filled questioning in the hearts and minds of the righteous. In part 2 of Job: Suffering and Sovereignty, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Job 3:1-26.

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Study Notes

General Outline

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

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)
An amazing response to intense suffering…
A very human response to intense suffering…

Understanding the Text

II. Dialogue (Job 3:1 – 42:6)

Job’s death wish (Job 3:1-26)

  1. Job’s wish that he had never been born (Job 3:1-10)
  2. Job’s wish that he had died at birth (Job 3:11-19)
  3. Job’s wish that he could die then (Job 3:20-26)
Some philosophical food for thought…
Atheistic Existentialism and the Crisis of Meaning

Applying the Text

  • Are you resting in God’s sovereign meaning and hope?