Job 32:1-34:37 Questions by Stephen Ricker
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An Angel On Your Side
Questions for Study 8

Job 32:1-34:37
Key Verse: 32:8


I. The Silent and Then Angry Young Man (32:1-33:7)

1. What did Job's friends do? (32:1) Why? What does this mean? Who speaks up? (32:2a, Gen. 22:20-21, Jer. 25:20-23, Ruth 4:18-22) Why might he not have been mentioned earlier? What are the two things he is angry about? (2b-3, 5)

2. Why had he waited to speak? (32:4-7) What does the Bible have to say about respect? (Rom. 13:7; Eph 6:5; and 1 Thessalonians 5:12; and 1 Timothy 3:4, 5:1-2; and 1 Peter 2:17-18, 3:15) Should respect be demanded or earned? (1 Tim 3:8-11, Titus 2:2) About young believers in regard to their elders? (1 Peter 5:5, Matt. 15:4-5, Mark 10:19)

3. Where ultimately does wisdom come from? (32:8, 18, 2 Tim. 3:16) How does a person obtain the Spirit of God? (John 3:6, 6:63, 14:16-17) What is the main work of the Spirit? (John 14:26, 15:26-27) Though Elihu claimed he had the Spirit of the Almighty, what did he fail not to do? (32:10-12) What did he propose to do? (33:5-7) Note: Elihu was not rebuked by the Lord as the other three were. (42:7)

II. God Speaks, Why Can't You Hear Him (33:8-33)

4. What two things does Elihu say Job is wrong about? (33:8-12a) Why? (12b) What does he mean by this? (33:14, 34:10, 35:6, 36:5, 37:23)

5. What is the first of Job's questions three questions that Elihu answers? (33:13-14) In their time what ways did God speak to men? (33:15, 19, 23-24a) Does he still speak to us in these ways? What other ways does he speak to since their times? (John 3:34-35, Heb. 1:1-2, and 2 Tim. 3:26-17, and 2 Peter 1:19-21)

6. Why are some of the reasons that Elihu says God speak to men? (33:16-33) In general, why does God communicate to us? (John 20:31, 17:6-8)

III. God is Just (34:1-37)

7. What is the second of Job's questions three questions that Elihu answers? (34:5-7, 10, 12) Who his he saying this too? (34:1-4)

8. What ways does Elihu show that God is just? (11, 18-34)

9. What does Elihu says will happen if God removed his spirit? (14-15) Why does God punish? (27)

10. Is Elihu right about Job in verse 35? Is his claims about Job in verses 36 and 37 right?