Job 24 Outline
– God sets everything to happen in our future (Job 24:1-12)
– Job described the wicked like darkness (Job 24:13-17)
– Job wondered why God did not punish the wicked as they deserve (Job 24:18-25)
Job 24 Summary
In Job 24:1-12, Job knew that God is the one who determine the future. God set everything to happen at the time he set. There is a time and season for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Job reasoned that the wicked do as they pleased and the poor suffer yet God did not punish them.
In Job 24:13-17, Job describes that the wicked don’t acknowledge God’s ways and walk in them. To these people, morning is the shadow of death because they like to do their evil deeds in darkness. In Luke 12:48, but he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
In Job 24:18-25, Job did not understand why God did not punish the wicked as they deserve. Job believed that God let the wicked live a victorious life on earth but their punishments will be increased after they die and enter into the after life. In this way, the wicked will be humbled.
Job 24 Bible Study
1. There is a time for everything
In Ecclesiastes 3:1, to every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. There is a time for everything to happen. We must be patient in waiting for God’s promises. In Romans 8:28, God works all things for the good of his people. In Romans 12:12, rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. In Romans 8:25, but if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
2. All sinner will be punished
Sinners will be punished either in their lifetime or after death. We must take care to obey all God’s commandments. In Revelation 21:8, but the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. In James 2:10, for whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.