Men and Women of the Bible: Job

Lesson Eight: Job, An Example of Suffering Affliction & of Patience
Lesson Text: Job 1:1-2:13
Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Job.
Memory Verse: James 5:10-11 NKJV
My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience. 11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord – that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

Lesson Readings:

  • Job 1:1 -42:17
  • Ezekiel 14:12-23
  • James 5:10-11 NKJV My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience. 11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord – that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

Fact Questions:

  1. Who Was Job? What Does His Name Mean?
    Job 1:1-3 NKJV There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blame-less and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. 2 And seven sons and three daughters were born to him. 3 Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East.
  2. Describe Job’s Family.
    Job 1:2 NKJV And seven sons and three daughters were born to him.
  3. Describe Job’s Wealth.
    Job 1:3 NKJV Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East.
  4. Describe The Religious Life Of Job.
    Job 1:5 NKJV So it was, when the days of feasting had run their course, that Job would send and sanctify them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did regularly.
  5. What Was The Challenge That Satan Put Before Jehovah Concerning Job? Job 1:6-12
  6. What Did Satan Do To Job? How Did Job Endure? Job 1:13-22
  7. What Was The Second Challenge That Satan Put To Jehovah Concerning Job? Job 2:1-6
  8. What Did Satan Do To Job Next? Who Did He Employ To Assist Him? Job 2:7-13
  9. How Did Job Behave In The Midst Of His Trial?
    Job 1:22 NKJV In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.
    Job 42:1-6 NKJV Then Job answered the LORD and said: 2″I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You. 3 You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. 4 Listen, please, and let me speak; You said, ‘I will question you, and you shall answer Me.’ 5 “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You. 6 Therefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes.”
  10. How Did The Lord Bless Job After His Trials? How Is This Significant?
    Job 42:12 NKJV Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.

Thought Questions:

  1. How Is Job A Type Of Christ?
  2. Describe Job With Respect To His Character. Job 29-31
  3. What Does Job Say About Some Issues Of Our Day, Namely, Abortion, Suicide And Origins?
  4. What Do We Learn About Sin And Suffering From Job?
  5. What Is The One Great Lesson From Job’s Life For You?