Gilbert House Fellowship #245: Job 10-13

JOB FINALLY vents, declaring that he must speak freely since his effort to forget his complaint has failed. In chapter 10, Job addresses God in forceful language, accusing Him of being unjust and demanding answers for his suffering.

Then Job’s second friend, Zophar the Naamathite, responds and offers little comfort. Zophar asserts that Job is guilty and deserving of God’s punishment—in fact, probably deserving of worse than he’s already suffered.

Job replies that everyone knows God is sovereign and accuses his friends of speaking falsely for God. Contenting to assert his innocence, Job addresses God directly, pleading with God to hear his case.

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  1. Does 11:9 refer to Sheol in 11:8?
    12:4 worthless quacks, false doctors!
    13:5 – 13:13 basically saying he will deal with God himself and doesn’t need their opinions
    13:18 to end … talking to God
    13:24 Christ on the cross?

  2. Wonderful job on Coast to Coast Derek! Great ministering to those who called in.

  3. hello, will you continue with unraveling revelation?

    1. Author

      Absolutely! A new episode was released this morning.

  4. I have a question that has absolutely nothing to do with Job study.
    I am reading Jeremiah 7:16-18 where God is telling Jeremiah to NOT pray or intercede for the people in Jerusalem. I understand that they were doing extreme evil and God had had enough.
    My question: is there a point in which we must no longer pray for people because of their great sins? If so, how do we know when that time is? Or do we continue to pray because we don’t know when they crossed that line? Maybe this is a stupid question. Thank you for your time.

    1. Author

      Hi, Judy: That’s not a stupid question at all. The way things are going in our culture right now, that seems pretty obvious. My thought is this: Until we hear from God audibly, we are to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17). Jesus prayed for those who nailed him to the cross, so we probably have a long way to go before we should stop.

  5. I just want to thank you both for your dedication to our Lord. It seems that until now, we have been trying to peek behind the curtain to try to understand Revelation and prophetic scriptures. I believe that we have come to a juncture where God is revealing these things to his devout followers. He has found faithful receptacles in you, and you are of great help to those people, such as myself, who are earnestly trying to stay the course and to prepare for His return.

  6. Question. In Hebrew the Holy Spirit is in the feminine tense -in Greek He is refered in the male tense. Is that true? Great study

  7. Hi Derek and Sharon. Have you two heard Michael Heiser’s latest update in regard to the Gap Theory? It was my understanding that he subscribed to it but must have recently changed his mind. Please listen here for more information. By the way, I know my comment is a little misplaced, but I just heard this and wanted to share it with you for consideration. God bless you both!

    1. Author

      We haven’t yet, but we will. Thanks for the heads up!

  8. I know this comment is very late to the conversation (I just discovered these archives for the OT study; & I’m loving them!).
    But anyway, so the name of Zophar means “chirping”, or “rising early”_ an obvious connection to birds. In my opinion, Zophar’s mouth was “rising early”; like a bird that just dives into work at the break of dawn, Zophar is rushing into giving Job his opinion, just “chirping” on, without holding himself back to consider a better (in this case, a kinder or more considerate) way of approaching Job in his grieving. Maybe I’m reading into Zophar’s name, but I couldn’t help but see this connection.

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