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Doug Van Meter - 18 September 2022

The Hope of the Gospel (Job 25:1–27:23)

It is an indication of the sinfulness of man that we can take wonderful theology and use it as a club. So Bildad does in his final and short speech. Job’s response, on the other hand, reveals a far deeper theology than Bildad’s. He was not unaware of God’s majesty. Indeed, he stood in true awe of God. But it was his awe that left him in the fog of mystery. We will consider Bildad’s final speech and Job’s response under the following headings: I. Bildad’s Final Speech (25:1–6) A. Bildad’s Theology: God the Majestic (vv. 1–3) B. Bildad’s Anthropology: Man the Maggot (vv. 4–6) II. Job’s Theology (26:1–14) A. Job's Stinging Sarcasm (26:1–4) B. God’s Awesome Affirmation (26:5–14) III. Job’s Anthropology (27:1–23) A. Job’s Innocence (27:1–6) B. Job’s Imprecation (27:7–12) C. Job’s Instruction (27:13–23)

Scripture References: Job 27:1-23, Job 26:1-14, Job 25:1-6

From Series: "Job Exposition"

A devotional exposition of the book of Job by Doug Van Meter.

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It is an indication of the sinfulness of man that we can take wonderful theology and use it as a club. So Bildad does in his final and short speech. Job’s response, on the other hand, reveals a far deeper theology than Bildad’s. He was not unaware of God’s majesty. Indeed, he stood in true awe of God. But it was his awe that left him in the fog of mystery. We will consider Bildad’s final speech and Job’s response under the following headings:

I. Bildad’s Final Speech (25:1–6)
A. Bildad’s Theology: God the Majestic (vv. 1–3)
B. Bildad’s Anthropology: Man the Maggot (vv. 4–6)

II. Job’s Theology (26:1–14)
A. Job’s Stinging Sarcasm (26:1–4)
B. God’s Awesome Affirmation (26:5–14)

III. Job’s Anthropology (27:1–23)
A. Job’s Innocence (27:1–6)
B. Job’s Imprecation (27:7–12)
C. Job’s Instruction (27:13–23)