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PA198 Job 40:6-42:17 mp3

Job Series 14

In this message, we consider God’s second address to Job. He first asks Job if he can do the things that God can do? Then, he uses the example of behemoth, which was probably the largest creature God created, one of the great herbivorous dinosaurs. Next, he brings forth leviathan as an example, the fiercest creature God created, probably the most terrible of the carnivorous dinosaurs. We discuss the fact that these “dinosaurs” were called “dragons” in olden days, and every culture was aware of their existence alongside mankind. God’s final point: leviathan is proud, but he can be humbled before God. How much more Job? Job admits he has spoken foolishly, and repents of ever thinking he could argue his own case before God. God forgives him, but not his three friends. They must offer a sacrifice, and when Job prays for them He will forgive them. Job’s family and acquaintances come to him to comfort him and give him money to make a new start. Job eventually gains twice as much wealth as before, but an equal number of children. We discuss why the children were not doubled. Finally, we consider the end of Job’s life, and the great lesson of the book.

PA197 Job 38:1-40:5 mp3

Job Series 13

In this message, the LORD speaks to Job out of the storm. He accuses Job of darkening counsel with words without knowledge, and calls on him to prepare to answer what the LORD will demand of him. Then, He begins to ask him many questions. First, He questions him about creation, when God made such things as the sea, the stars, and the rain. Then, He questions him about the wilderness creatures, such as the auroch, the war horse, the ostrich, and the eagle. He then asks Job to answer, but Job has no answer but to admit his vileness and to keep silent.

PA196 Job 35:1-37:24 mp3

Job Series 12

In this message, we continue and complete the address of Elihu to Job and his three friends. Elihu condemns Job for thinking himself more righteous than God. He argues the greatness of God, insists on His righteousness, and points out His power. He calls on Job to consider God’s wondrous works. He insists that God does not oppress. God shows true judgment, and shows no partiality. Job’s accusations against Him are therefore wrong.

PA195 Job 32:1-34:37 mp3

Job Series 11

In this message, Elihu begins his address to Job and his three friends. First, he explains why he has not spoken up before now, but now has decided to speak. Then, he scolds Job for claiming he is innocent and God has mistreated him, reminding Job that God is greater than man. Then, he accuses Job’s three friends, since by their arguments they have failed to convict Job and therefore had condemned God by their arguments.

PA194 Job 29:1-31:40 mp3

Job Series 10

In this message, Job concludes and sums up his argument. First, he reviews his former greatness, prosperity, and the honor and respect he was held in. Then, he points out his current misery, sickness, and the scorn others hold him in. Finally, he insists on his own righteousness, reviewing sins he might have committed and categorically denying that he has committed any of these.

PA193 Job 25:1-28:28 mp3

Job Series 9

In this message, Bildad gives a brief second address, asking how mortal man could possibly be justified with God, as Job claims to be? Yet Job responds and asks him what great things he has done compared with the greatness of God? He swears that he will not utter falsehood by admitting their claims against him. Zophar suddenly breaks in for a third address. He insists that what has happened to Job is what happens to wicked men. Then, he makes a long speech about wisdom, insisting that Job does not have it since he did not depart from evil.

PA192 Job 22:1-24:25 mp3

Job Series 8

In this message, Eliphaz speaks his third address to Job. He accuses Job of wickedness, but assures him that if he will return to God, all the bad that has happened to him will be reversed because of his own righteousness. Job responds that he does seek God, but God hides Himself from him and cannot be found. He argues that indeed the wicked ought to suffer ruin rather than the righteous, but the reality is that God ultimately takes life and place away from all alike. Who can possibly deny this?

PA191 Job 18:1-21:34 mp3

Job Series 7

Bildad the Shuhite argues in his second address to Job that the wicked always meet with calamity. Job, however, insists that he had done nothing wrong to provoke the wrath of God, so he looks to Him as His Redeemer. Zophar the Naamathite in his second address insists that the wicked man loses all he has, just as has happened to Job. Job, however, insists that the wicked often make it to the grave still retaining their wealth and honor, whereas other wicked men never know any good all their lives, so Zophar’s argument is an empty one.

PA190 Job 15:1-17:16 mp3

Job Series 6

In this message, we consider Eliphaz’s second address to Job. Claims that mortal men cannot be pure, but that the experience of men has shown that the wicked have trouble come upon them, as it has now come upon Job. Job responds that he has heard such things many times, but that now what he really needs is comfort, and his friends bring him none. He longs for one to plead for him to God. He believes that God has done all this to him, and he has no hope.

PA189 Job 11:1-14:22 mp3

Job Series 5

In this message, Zophar the Naamathite gives his first address, arguing from the standpoint of human merit. He believes that Job will be fine if he just cleans up his act and approaches God free from iniquity. Job, however, mocks their superior attitude. He argues that God does as He likes, and no one can follow any kind of formula to force Him to do a thing. He desires to speak with God and reason with Him. He mocks their sad efforts at comforting him. He beseeches God to let him alone and stop troubling him. He fears he will soon die, and his place of dwelling will hold him no more.