- Job, the most righteous man on earth, maintained his integrity (2:3).
- Why is it a good thing for us to maintain our integrity?
- What is the danger of focusing too much on maintaining our integrity? (27:5-6)
- Job’s three friends argued that he was being punished for his sin (11:14-15).
- Why would they stoop to inventing sins for Job (22:5-11)?
- What was wrong with the logic of Job’s three friends?
- As Job continues arguing, his pride is revealed and it increases (6:29).
- How can we see the gradual increase of Job’s pride? (6:29; 23:4,10-12; 27:5-6; 29:11-17; 31:5-6, 35-37; 32:1-2)
- What lessons should we learn as we see this progression?
- The arguing moves Job to focus more and more on himself (27:2-6).
- How do Job’s words (27:2-6; 29:11-17) sound like the rich fool (Luke 12:16-19)?
- What good reasons do we have for avoiding arguing (Philippians 2:14)?
- Eventually, Job’s pride dishonors God (31:35-37) and must be humbled.
- Job’s pride was visible before this passage, but why is this one so bad?
- As faithful Christians, what can we do to keep from being lifted up in pride?
- What extra reasons do you have to avoid arguing?
Call to Action: To humbly walk away from opportunities to argue.