Life-Study of Job

Life-Study of Jobby Witness Lee

ISBN: 0-87083-699-4
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X. JOB'S EXPOSING OF HIMSELF
THROUGH HIS EIGHT TIMES OF SPEAKING
TO HIS THREE FRIENDS

Through his eight times of speaking to his three friends, Job exposed himself, exposing many negative things concerning himself.

A. Self-righteous

Job exposed himself as being self-righteous (6:30; 9:20; 27:5-6; 32:1). He was righteous in his own eyes, and he held fast to his righteousness.

B. Full of Reasons

Job also exposed himself as a person who was full of reasons. A self-righteous person is always ready to give many reasons regarding his situation.

C. Blaming His Friends
for Not Understanding Him

Job blamed his friends for not understanding him and for not sympathizing with him in love. His friends did not sympathize with him, but neither did he sympathize with them.

D. Complaining That God Was Not Fair
in Treating Him in an Unexplainable, Severe Way

In his speaking to his friends, Job complained that God was not fair in treating him in an unexplainable, severe way.

E. Expecting and Waiting to Clear Up
His Case with God

Job felt that there was a case between him and God. He expected and waited to clear up his case with God, even if this meant "taking God to court."

F. Knowing God in the Vain Knowledge
Inherited from Tradition

Job's speaking exposed him as being a person who knew God only in the vain knowledge inherited from tradition. Such knowledge was altogether objective.


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