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Honest to God | A Sermon on Job 42:7

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This is the final sermon is a five-week series on Job. Job spoke rightly, because Job was honest to God.

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Honest to God | A Sermon on Job 42:7

  1. 1. The Big Question of Job If God is good and just, then why do innocent people suffer?
  2. 2. Key word: RELATIONSHIP
  3. 3. The LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends; for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has. Job 42:7 (NRSV)
  4. 4. “Today also my complaint is bitter; his hand is heavy despite my groaning. Oh, that I knew where I might find him, that I might come even to his dwelling! I would lay my case before him, and fill my mouth with arguments… “If I go forward, he is not there; or backward, I cannot perceive him; on the left he hides, and I cannot behold him; I turn to the right, but I cannot see him… Therefore I am terrified at his presence; when I consider, I am in dread of him. God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me; If only I could vanish in darkness, and thick darkness would cover my face! Job 23:2–17 (NRSV) This is how Job spoke to God
  5. 5. “Today also my complaint is bitter; his hand is heavy despite my groaning. Oh, that I knew where I might find him, that I might come even to his dwelling! I would lay my case before him, and fill my mouth with arguments… “If I go forward, he is not there; or backward, I cannot perceive him; on the left he hides, and I cannot behold him; I turn to the right, but I cannot see him… Therefore I am terrified at his presence; when I consider, I am in dread of him. God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me; If only I could vanish in darkness, and thick darkness would cover my face! Job 23:2–17 (NRSV) This is how Job spoke to God
  6. 6. Job spoke TO God The friends spoke ABOUT God How has Job spoken rightly?
  7. 7. Our Take-Away: Be Honest to God Job spoke TO God The friends spoke ABOUT God How has Job spoken rightly?
  8. 8. The Job Dilemma God is good and just Bad people suffer, good people don’t Job is good, Job suffers Job
  9. 9. The Job Dilemma Job God is Just There is NO JUSTICE OR God is in CONTROL The Universe is CHAOS OR Serving God is BENEFICIAL There is NO POINT OR
  10. 10. The Job Dilemma Job I’m RIGHT, You’re WRONG I’m RIGHT, You’re WRONG OR
  11. 11. My Big Take-Away
  12. 12. VIDEO

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