An Angry Young Man

Better theology does not necessarily make good theology. In part 6 of Job: Suffering and Sovereignty, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Job 32:1 – 37:24.

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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)

Understanding the Text

II. Dialogue (Job 3:1 – 42:6)

A. Job’s death wish (Job 3:1-26)
B. First round of speeches (Job 4:1 – 14:22)
C. Second round of speeches (Job 15:1 – 21:34)
D. Third round of speeches (Job 22:1 – 31:40)
E. Elihu’s four speeches (Job 32:1 – 37:24)

1. First speech (Job 32:1 – 33:33)

“I respect that you are all older than me, but your greater years have not given you greater wisdom… You are wrong Job- God is not silent… He speaks through dreams and through pain.”
2. Second speech (Job 34:1-37)

“You are wrong, Job- God is not unjust He is just and upright in all He does.”
3. Third speech (Job 35:1-16)

“You are wrong, Job- God is not unconcerned. He is sovereign and wise… He does not answer you because of your pride”
4. Fourth speech (Job 36:1 – 37:24)

“God is just and powerful in His dealings with man.”

Applying the Text

  • Is your “good theology” practiced with a humble heart?