Shall We Accept Good from God and Not Trouble?

JOB 1-2

  1. Before we read Job, we must be reminded of God’s nature (Exodus 34:6-7).
    • Why was it important for God to let Moses, the leader of Israel, know His nature?
    • Is the story of Job able to transform the nature of God (I John 4:7-9)?
  2. Since God is love, why would He initiate this conversation with Satan (1:6-12)?
    • How would the meaning of the book change if Satan initiated this conversation?
    • If God is all knowing and all loving, why let Satan do this?
  3. In the face of terrible loss, Job worshiped and praised the LORD (1:20-22).
    • How can we develop a love for God that can still praise Him in times of great loss?
    • Why is it so important to not blame God for the trials in our lives?
  4. After letting all the horrors of chapter one happen, God continued (2:1-6).
    • Again, how would the meaning change if Satan had initiated this conversation?
    • Why would our all-loving God let this happen to the most righteous man on earth?
  5. Job teaches us the need to accept hard times without blaming God (2:7-10).
    • Why is it easier for us to fall into the attitude of Job’s wife?
    • How does the example of Jesus motivate us to thank God for our trials?
    • What activities, relationships and insights can help us rejoice while under trial?

Call to Action: To consider it pure joy whenever you face trials (James 1:2-4).


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