6.2 Job 40-42

Crista Reaves

6.2.2020 

Job 40-42 

Summarize what you read in one paragraph:

Job 40 begins with God asking Job if anyone can argue or oppose God. Job seems like he finally understands how important, big, and almighty God truly is and quickly humbles himself and vows to speak no more. God calls Job into action and again shows how He (God) is able to do all things perfectly. There is a description about Behemoth (some sort of large animal) where God describes how strong it is. Chapter 41 begins with describing how powerful a Leviathan (a large sea animal that hopefully still doesn’t exist) is, and God seems to compare himself to this creature to drive home the point that He is more powerful than a Leviathan as He is more powerful than anything. Finally, in chapter 42 Job again stands in awe of God and his power and praises how mighty God is. The book ends with God rebuking Job’s friends (they make sacrifices and Job has to pray for them to be saved) and God giving Job twice as much of everything he had before all this started.     

What is one key verse?

Job 40: 4 “Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.”

How does what you read change your vision of God?

Job reminds me how God is powerful and in complete control of all things. Nothing surprises Him, nothing is too strong for Him, nothing is too complicated for Him, nothing comes close to understanding like Him, and no one understands and knows our hearts and minds as much as Him. 

How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?

Reading Job has shown me how I too can be quick to respond with my own opinion. I can feel so right about something in my mind (much like Job’s friends) but be so very wrong. Job has shown how vital it is to stay humble and always be praying for humility and discernment. 

How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)

Reading Job 40:4 reminds me to stop trying to be my own God, to stop trying to argue or justify with Him or others my sin, to be humble and still and love, trust, and obey Him. 

Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)

When God was describing the Behemoth and a Leviathan and how they were huge and mighty and difficult to kill, I thought about Jesus and how different Jesus looked walking in this world. It says in Isaiah 53:2 that Jesus didn’t have an appearance of a king. Jesus didn’t come here looking powerful and mighty and strong…. But came as a man and was hung on a cross without saying a word or displaying His power. However, Jesus IS mighty, powerful, and has the strength to overcome all things!     

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