Job 40 Outline
– God challenged Job to contend with him (Job 40:1-2)
– Job felt guilty of talking against God (Job 40:3-5)
– God spoke to Job from the whirlwind (Job 40:6-7)
– God reminded Job that he is God so they are not on the same level (Job 40:8-14)
– God described to Job about the creature, behemoth (Job 40:15-24)
Job 40 Summary
In Job 40:1-2, God questioned if Job should continue to contend with him. Previously, Job contended with God because he felt God treated him as an enemy and caused all these disasters to happen.
In Job 40:3-5, Job now felt guilty for speaking against God, like God is his enemy. Job would use his hand to cover his mouth to stop speaking further.
In Job 40:6-7, God spoke to Job from the whirlwind again. God continued to instruct Job about creation.
In Job 40:8-14, God reminded Job that he is a just God and he make sure justice is implemented on earth. Previously, Job kept wanting to maintain his integrity. This may caused Job to feel proud of himself and now God wanted to remind him that he is the head and that Job has to respect him.
In Job 40:15-24, God described to Job the creature, Behemoth, he had created. God is happy with his own creation. He described to Job about the wonders of the animal’s strength and size.
Job 40 Bible Study
1. Respect God and don’t grumble against him
When we have problems, we often like to grumble and complain against God. Then, we will try to bring God down to compare with our levels. In Philippians 2:14, do all things without murmurings and disputings. In Ephesians 4:29, let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. In James 5:9, do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.
In Romans 8:28, God works all things for the good of his people. We should surrender all our problems to God through prayer. 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 Ephesians 6:18, praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. In Matthew 6:34, take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. In Matthew 11:28-30, come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.