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TITLE: Lessons to Learn from Job (4 of 4)

TEXT: 1 John 5:3-5
PROPOSITION: We can learn some valuable lessons from Job.
KEY WORD: Lessons


  1. Job suffered much loss

  2. He never sinned or abandoned God

  3. Here are some lessons for us to learn and remember

Faith is the Victory

  1. 1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

  2. Job 19:25-27 – Job's faith was his victory

  3. Hebrews 13:6 – So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

  4. 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

  5. Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

Faith Comes through Hearing God

  1. Job 42:5 “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You.

  2. Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

  3. John 20:30-31 – written that you might believe

  4. Psalm 119:11 – hid word in my heart, not sin

Never, never accuse God of doing wrong

  1. Job 40:8 – “Would you indeed annul My judgment? Would you condemn Me that you may be justified?

  2. Deuteronomy 32:4 – All his ways are just

  3. Psalm 145:17 – Jehovah is righteous in all his ways

Answer to problem of suffering – not God's love

  1. When God talks with Job – There is noting about I love you

  2. He does not explain “why” all this happened

  3. God's focus is on power and control

    1. Who created all these things?

    2. Do you know the secrets of the universe?

    3. Not Job! Only God!

  4. When people are suffering, remind them that God is in control.

All suffering is not punitive

  1. Job did not suffer because he was bad, did wrong, being punished

  2. John 9:1-3 – man born blind – who sinned?

Man does not understand everything God does

  1. Deuteronomy 29:29 – secret things belong to God

  2. We can't explain our world, universe

  3. We can't know the mind of God

Problems will come in this life

  1. 2 Timothy 3:12 – godly will suffer persecution

  2. Acts 14:22 – through tribulation we will enter the kingdom of God

  3. John 15:20 – persecuted Jesus, they will do the same to you

  4. 1 Peter 4:12 – do not think it strange, fiery trials

Never Give up!

  1. James 1:12 – blessed – endure temptation

  2. Galatians 6:9 – not be weary in well doing

  3. 1 Corinthians 15:2 – if you hold fast the word preached to you

  4. Revelation 2:10 – be faithful unto death

  5. Luke 21:19 – in patience, you shall win your souls

  6. 2 Timothy 2:12 – if we endure, we shall also reign with him

  7. Job is an example of patience – James 5:11


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