Job 31 Outline
– Job testified that he never commit adultery with other girls (Job 31:1-4)
– Job testified that he is not guilty of any sin (Job 31:5-8)
– Job testified about his faithfulness to his wife (Job 31:9-12)
– Job never mistreat his servants (Job 31:13-15)
– Job was always kind to the needy (Job 31:16-23)
– Job knew he deserve judgment if he confide in his riches or worship idol (Job 31:24-28)
– Job never gloat over his enemies (Job 31:29-34)
– Job wished he could be vindicated by God (Job 31:35-37)
– Job concluded his words (Job 31:38-40)
Job 31 Summary
In Job 31:1-4, Job made a covenant not to lust over other girls except his wife and he had kept it. Job said God knew that he had kept this commandment.
In Job 31:5-8, Job said let God weight him in honest scale to see if he had walk in falsehood. If he had walked in falsehood, may others eat what he had sown and uproot his crops.
In Job 31:9-12, Job tell about his faithfulness to his wife. Job said if he has been unfaithful, God should punish him by letting his wife be taken and given to a different person. Job knew that he would be suffer the consequences of being burnt over if his heart is enticed to another woman.
In Job 31:13-15, Job never despised and mistreat his male or female servants. Job knew that God created everyone on this earth equally.
In Job 31:16-23, Job said he was always generous and kind to the needy. Job knew he deserve punishment if he is not kind to the needy.
In Job 31:24-28, Job knew he deserve judgment if he confides in the riches he accumulated with his hands or worship idols.
In Job 31:29-34, Job had never gloat over his enemies’ failures. He never curse his enemies. Job never try to hide his sins but always confess them.
In Job 31:35-37, Job wished God could hear his plea and written his iniquities in a book. Then, Job said he would bind it on him like a crown and proclaim his steps to be vindicated from God.
In Job 31:38-40, after Job had finished testifying his uprightness, he pronounced curses upon himself if he had sinned in any way. Finally, Job called his own land and property as witnesses over him.
Job 31 Bible Study
1. Always keep your conscience clear
Job was able to testify his integrity because he knew he had not sin against God in any way. In 1 Peter 3:16, having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. In 1 Peter 2:12, having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.