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Come, Follow Me
Old Testament Lesson 32:
August 1–7

“Yet Will I Trust in Him”
Job 1–3; 12–14; 19; 21–24; 38–40; 42

The Judgments of Job, by Joseph Brickey

As you read about Job, the Spirit will guide you to discover important truths relevant to you. Write down what you discover, and ponder how these truths apply to you.

Job 1: Job, a just and perfect man, is blessed with great riches—Satan obtains permission from the Lord to tempt and try Job—Job’s property and children are destroyed, and yet he praises and blesses the Lord.

Job 2: Satan obtains permission from the Lord to afflict Job physically—Job is smitten with boils—Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar come to comfort him.

Job 3: Job curses the circumstances of his birth—He asks, Why died I not from the womb?

Job 12: Job says, The souls of all things are in the hands of the Lord, with the ancient is wisdom, and the Lord governs in all things.

Job 13: Job testifies of his confidence in the Lord and says, Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him, and He also will be my salvation.

Job 14: Job testifies of the shortness of life, the certainty of death, and the guarantee of a resurrection—He asks, If a man die, will he live again?—Job answers that he will await the Lord’s call to come forth from the grave.

Job 19: Job tells of the ills that have befallen him and then testifies, I know that my Redeemer lives—Job prophesies that he will be resurrected and that in his flesh he will see God.

Job 21: Job admits that the wicked sometimes prosper in this life—Then he testifies that their judgment will be hereafter in the day of wrath and destruction.

Job 22: Eliphaz accuses Job of various sins and exhorts him to repent.

Job 23: Job seeks the Lord and asserts his own righteousness—He says, When the Lord has tried me, I will come forth as gold.

Job 24: Murderers, adulterers, those who oppress the poor, and wicked people in general often go unpunished for a little while.

Job 38: God asks Job where he was when the foundations of the earth were laid, when the morning stars sang together, and when all the sons of God shouted for joy—The phenomena of nature show the greatness of God and the weakness of man.

Job 39: Man’s weakness and ignorance are compared with God’s mighty works—Does man even know how the laws of nature operate?

Job 40: The Lord challenges Job, and Job replies humbly—The Lord speaks of His power to Job—He asks, Hast thou an arm like God?—He points to His power in the behemoth.

Job 42: Job repents in dust and ashes—He sees the Lord with his eyes—The Lord chastises Job’s friends, accepts Job, blesses him, and makes his latter days greater than his beginning.

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