Job 4 Outline
– Eliphaz was the first to spoke up to Job (Job 4:1-6)
– Eliphaz explained that Job sinned so he is now facing all these problems (Job 4:7-11)
– Eliphaz claimed that he received a revelation from a spirit that appeared in his dream at night (Job 4:12-16)
– The message of the spirit in his dream (Job 4:17-21)
Job 4 Summary
In Job 4:1-6, after sitting with Job quietly for one week, Eliphaz from Teman, a city in Edom, spoke up. Eliphaz spoke up because of his love and concern for Job. Eliphaz started to confront Job about his problem. Eliphaz must have a lot of courage to be the first to speak because Job is a well known man. Eliphaz questioned Job if he has lost confidence because he now lost all he had and is in a bad heath.
In Job 4:7-11, Eliphaz accused Job of being a sinner because no one who die is innocent. Eliphaz argued that those who sow sin will reap punishment from God. Eliphaz compared God’s anger with the shattering of the teeth of the young lions. Eliphaz is saying that God’s anger has brought down Job and make him humble.
In Job 4:12-16, Eliphaz said that he received a revelation in a vision he had seen in a dream at night. The following words is from a spirit that spoke to him in the dream at night.
In Job 4:17-21, Eliphaz addressed the sinfulness of human being by reasoning if human be more righteous than God. Even angels can sin, how much more can human being sin. Long ago, Satan led a rebellion against God and lots of angels followed him and they were hurled down the heaven and became demons. According to Eliphaz, God can punish sinner by bring calamity on him so that he lose all he had and perish forever.
Job 4 Bible Study
1. Don’t judge
Eliphaz tried to judge Job by his own view of point. We should not judge people otherwise we will be judged by God. We have no right to judge people because only God is judge. God will judge us based on our motives and actions on the judgment day. Problem does not happen just because of sin. It can also happen for other reasons so we must not come to a conclusion that the person has sinned and that is why he is facing the problem. We can make judgment based on God’s word in the bible. Other than that, we must not make judgment. If you judge people based on your own viewpoint, you have sinned.
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven (Luke 6:37). Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment (John 7:24). Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another? (James 4:11-12). These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33).