Bible Reading Plan: Week of January 26
January 27: Job 17-20
1) Job's friends ratchet up their rhetoric, which sends Job into even more profound despair. In Job's response, we get a glimpse of the total rejection and misery he was enduring. What was the one thing he held onto that gave him hope?
2) What can we learn from how Job's friends responded to his situation?
January 28: Job 21-24
1) Although everyone is telling Job he is to blame for what has come upon him, he is confident that is not the case even though he is suffering and cannot explain the reason this trouble has come upon him. What gives Job this confidence?
2) What point is Job making in this second portion of his response to Eliphaz?
January 29: Job 25-29
1) What do you think Job is communicating about God in his response to Bildad in 26:14?
2) What do you think enabled Job to say, "My heart shall not reproach me as long as I live."?
January 30: Job 30-32
1) How did Job's standing in the community change as a result of his tribulation?
2) Job made a covenant with his eyes to do what?
January 31: Job 33-35
1) Elihu, the youngest of Job's "friends," is now compelled to speak. There is wisdom in some of his words, but what is missing in their comments is something Paul wrote about in Romans 11:33.
2) What do Job's friends fail to recognize or acknowledge in Job's situation?
February 1: Job 36-38
1) What does Elihu point to in this passage as evidence of God's greatness and power of God?
2) How does Elihu refute his own determination that Job's sufferings are the result of disobedience or rebellion? (Hint: 36:26)
February 2: Discussion
Suggested discussion questions:
1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?
2) What insights did you gain about God?
3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?
4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?