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Why Study the Book of Job?

Many times, with brethren who were in the midst of heart-wrenching, faith-challenging trials, I’ve been asked to give a godly perspective to encourage a soul in anguish. The absolute best answer for why bad things happen to good people is found in the Book of Job. Its lessons are both practical and profound. I recommend it highly and often.

But, the book is 42 chapters long and written in a challenging style. The average saint has neither the focus nor the tools to unpack and access the encouragement Job can provide while in trenches of despair. Sometimes I distill a few drops of encouragement from this great work, but those few drops seldom provide the comfort that would come from understanding the entire book.

The best way for saints to profit from Job’s lessons is to have studied and assimilated them before trouble comes. With that great goal in mind we will devote each Sunday adult Bible study class in our fourth quarter of 2017 to understanding this first book in Hebrew wisdom literature. I hope you will be spared from heart-wrenching, faith-challenging trials. But if they come, I hope you will have prepared by understanding the Book of Job and that you may overcome, as he did.