Job 15 Outline
– Eliphaz rebuked Job for his futile talks (Job 15:1-6)
– Eliphaz pointed out Job’s foolishness in disagreeing with them (Job 15:7-13)
– Eliphaz argued saints are not righteous so how much more men will be (Job 15:14-16)
– Eliphaz argued about the same sin and punishment principle once again (Job 15:17-26)
– Eliphaz argued that every sinner will be punished even though they may be successful for a while (Job 15:27-35)
Job 15 Summary
In Job 15:1-6, Eliphaz the Temanite rebuked Job for speaking with empty knowledge, unprofitable talks and have cast off fear. Eliphaz pointed out that Job brings more and more condemnation to himself every time he rebuke them instead of humbly admit his sins before God.
In Job 15:7-13, Eliphaz argued Job don’t know anything to refuse to agree with their counsel. Eliphaz and his friends believed that Job had sinned so God had struck him with all these disasters. But Job believed that he did not sin but that there must be another reason why all these disasters have happened to him. Eliphaz claimed that Job regarded God’s consolations too small for him. To Eliphaz, he and his friends’ counsel are God’s consolation. Because Job rejected Eliphaz’s counsel, Eliphaz said that Job had turned his spirit against God.
In Job 15:14-16, Eliphaz argued that men could not be pure. Eliphaz reasoned that if God does not put trust in his saints, how much less will God put trust in men, who sin as their normal habits like drinking water.
In Job 15:17-26, Eliphaz spoke about the same principle again, that a sinner will suffer with pain and that the sooner he confess his sins and repent, he will be saved.
In Job 15:27-35, Eliphaz argued that a sinful man may succeed for a while but he will surely be punished for his sins later. Eliphaz accused Job for committing different kinds of sins including hypocrisy, bribery, causing troubles, and telling lies.
Job 15 Bible Study
1. God’s consolation
The Holy Spirit is our comforter and advocator. Whenever you face a problem, you can discuss it with the Holy Spirit and ask him to speak to you. The Holy Spirit can speak to you and guide you about what to do to solve your problem. In John 14:26, but the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. In 1 Corinthians 2:10, but God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. In 1 John 2:20, but ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. In 1 John 2:27, but the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
Every believer has the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit dwells in our hearts. We are the temple of God because the Holy Spirit dwell in us. In Ephesians 1:13, in whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise. In 1 Corinthians 6:9, what? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.