Job 3 Outline
– Job cursed the day of his birth (Job 3:1-10)
– Job wished he was never born or born dead so that he would not have to go through these sufferings (Job 3:11-19)
– What Job feared had finally happen on him (Job 3:20-26)
Job 3 Summary
In Job 3:1-10, because of the sufferings Job was in, Job cursed the day of his birth. Job regretted that he was born. Job goes back mentioning about the night he was about to be given birth. Job despised his birth day and wished that it could be deleted from the calendar. Job called upon other people to curse the day of his birth. Leviathan is a sea creature that used to terrorize fishermen.
In Job 3:11-19, Job wished that he had not been born or born dead so that he would not experience this sufferings. If he had been dead, he would have been at rest and in peace. Job had a wrong view of the afterlife. Job think that the wicked will cease from troubling in the afterlife. This is not true because the wicked will be punished in hell for eternity.
In Job 3:20-26, Job wondered why God let those who are miserable continue to live. Job believed that he had the troubles not because he did not trust in God but that probably God had lost faith in him. Job had always feared that all these troubles would happen on him and now they really all happen on him. Although Job is still faithful to God, he had fallen into depression and cannot keep quiet about his troubles.
Job 3 Bible Study
1. Don’t grumble
Job began to grumble against God because of the afflictions he was involved in. Job could not reasoned why he is facing all these troubles. God allowed the troubles in Job’s life so that Job can learn to trust and depend on God. Job will learn not to depend on his own wisdom but depend on God. Ultimately, God healed Job from his sores and blessed him with double times of the possessions he has. Therefore, God put the troubles in his life so that he can become a role model to others and bring glory to God’s name. In 1 Corinthians 10:10, neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. In Jude 1:16, these are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.