Rebuke and Restoration

While we may not always understand God’s ways, we can rest in the hope of our ultimate redemption. In part 8 of Job: Suffering and Sovereignty, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Job 42:7-17.

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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

III. Epilogue (Job 42:7-17)

A. The LORD rebukes Job’s friends (Job 42:7-9)
B. The LORD restores Job’s fortunes and family (Job 42:10-17)

Lessons from the Book of Job

  • Suffering is not always God’s direct judgment for specific, personal sins.
  • True worship is trusting God, regardless of circumstances, relying on His character even when His ways are not understood.
  • The infinite chasm between God and human beings leaves no place for pride or self-sufficiency.
  • A deeper, intimate knowledge of God can bring peace and comfort even when we don’t have specific answers.

Ultimate Redemption: A Brief New Testament Perspective on Job

Romans 8:18-25
2 Corinthians 4:7-18

Applying the Text

  • Are you steadfast in affliction, resting in the hope of ultimate redemption?