Job 6 Outline
– Job complained that Eliphaz’s harsh words made him suffer even more (Job 6:1-7)
– Job wished God to kill him (Job 6:8-10)
– Job felt hopeless in facing the future (Job 6:11-13)
– Job argued that Eliphaz was inconsiderate about his situation by making harsh comment (Job 6:14-23)
– Job felt Eliphaz spoke harshly because he did not see his desperateness (Job 6:24-30)
Job 6 Summary
In Job 6:1-7, Job now responded to Eliphaz. Job compared the greatness of his sufferings with the scales and heavier than the sand of the sea. Eliphaz’s rebuke made Job suffer even more. Eliphaz was wrong in judging Job as mentioned in Job 42:7. Job explained that he is suffering so much because he felt God had sent his friends to rebuke him and shot arrows and sent poison into him. Job described Eliphaz’s words as weak and flavorless. Eliphaz’s words did not inspire Job and give him strength at all. Job used the analogy of wild donkey won’t bray when it has grass and ox don’t low when it has fodder to describe that he is not complaining for no reason.
In Job 6:8-10, Job wished that God could grant him the thing he longed for most, that he had never been born. He wished God to kill him and then he would be better off. Job insisted that he is innocent before God.
In Job 6:11-13, Job is hopeless and has no confidence to face the future since he had lost all he had.
In Job 6:14-23, Job criticized Eliphaz for being harsh and hurting him with his words. Job argued that Eliphaz should say good things even though he had forsaken the fear of God. Because the other two friends including Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite had kept quiet, Job assumed that they agreed with Eliphaz’s words so he criticized them all together by using the words brothers. Job did not demand his friends for bribe from their wealth or deliver him from his enemy’s hand or redeem him from the hand of oppressors. All Job wanted is some comfort from his friends but they couldn’t give it to him.
In Job 6:24-30, Job felt that Eliphaz was harsh in his words because he failed to see that Job was desperate. Job wanted Eliphaz and his friends to see that the disasters that struck him did not happen as a result of his sin. Job described Eliphaz’s harsh words tastes unsatisfying to his tongue.
Job 6 Bible Study
1. Never be despair but always trust in God
Job felt despair to the point that he wished God to kill him so that his misery would end. Job was hopeless in facing the challenges in the future because all success had been driven from him. In addition, his friend, Eliphaz hurt him even more with his harsh words. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep (Romans 12:15). Whenever we are struck with disasters and problems, we should commit them to God. We should not stay on it and keep on feeling depressed over it but move forward to other goals in life. We should assess our problems and learned from it so that we can become a better Christian.
In 2 Corinthians 4:7-12, but we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you. In Matthew 11:28, come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.