Job 30 Outline
– Job felt unjust that he is now ridiculed by people he refused to employ (Job 30:1-8)
– Job became an object of ridicule to the people (Job 30:9-15)
– Job felt God is fighting against him (Job 30:16-23)
– Job did not understand why God punish him even though he had been kind to the needy (Job 30:24-31)
Job 30 Summary
In Job 30:1-8, Job felt unjust because the people whom he refused to put over his sheep dog now mock at him.
In Job 30:9-15, Job now become the object of ridicule to the people which is contrasted to his previous condition, when he was respected in the community.
In Job 30:16-23, Job felt despaired about his circumstances. He felt that God is his enemy and did not want to answer his prayer.
In Job 30:24-31, Job thought surely God would not bring more disasters on a devastated man like him. Job did not understand why God is not blessing him but instead curse him even though he had helped the needy in the past. Job felt troubled about his circumstance and he is now crying out to God for help.
Job 30 Bible Study
1. Always trust in God’s promise
When you are down, you should hold on to God’s promise and look at your situation with optimism. God’s promises are always yes and amen in Jesus Christ. In 2 Corinthians 1:20, For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. All we need to do is to be patient and have faith in God. In Philippians 4:6, be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, in every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.