Job 12:1-14:22 Questions by Stephen Ricker
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Job For the Defense
Questions for Study 6

Job 12:1-14:22
Key Verse: 13:15


I. Job's Comeback (12:1-13:19)

1. What does Job sarcastically comment will happen when his friends die? (12:2) Is his friend's words new to Job? (3) How does he describe his state? (4-5)

2. What does Job realize since he is innocent and yet suffering? (6, Ecclesiastes 7:15) If this is true, then why should a believer in Jesus living a righteous life? (2 Corinthians 5:10)

3. What is common knowledge even to animals? (12:7-10) What wisdom does the age have? (12:11-24) What is Job proving by stating all this? (12:3)

4. What two things does Job repeat in 13:1-3? Why does Job want to speak to God? Is this a wrong thing? What is his point in 13:4-13? Why did he say it? What risk is he willing to take? (13:14-16) What does this show about his faith?

II. The Defense (13:20-14:22)

5. What does Job again state in verses 13:17-19? What two things does he ask of God? (13:20-22)

6. What questions would he ask God if given the change? (23-25) What does he not understand? (James 2:10) Who then can be with God in heaven? (Matt. 5:8) How is that possible? (Gal. 1:3-5)

7. What does Job accuse God of? (26-28) Why does Job believe this?

8. How does Job describe his life in 14:1-6? Why does he say that his life and all men's seems to be unfair?

9. What hope does a tree have that Job believes a man does not have? What hope does he then claim?

10. If God calls him in the grave what does he hope will happen? Then what does he hope will happen to his sin and his relationship with God? Is Job sure of his new conclusion? What spiritual principle do we see happening in Job? (Rom. 5:3-5)