Why does this apparently contradict with Salvation by grace alone?
God has planted the seed and we are responsible for it’s growth.
1cor9:24 we are in a race. We do not participate to lose. Mental toughness.
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Colossians 3:5
We like to blame everything but ourselves. James 1:12-15
Zophar, the follies of youth. He is viciously attacking all four, not just Job. He specifically concludes Job’s theology is wrong despite all the freshly dug graves.
Vv6 Know then that God exacts of you less than your guilt deserves. This is so wrong. God is so complex, therefore you are guilty. Zophar is taking nonsense and arrogant. Words are cheap. Zophar is preaching in rage. Never use the word of God to scold others, that is scandalous. Zophar does not know God – just because he can wax eloquent theology. You think you are cool because you have mastered some theology?
Vv11-12 resulting to insults.
Vv45 they had intellectual knowledge. It is an intimate knowing. Can you learn to swim from a book?
Salvation by grace through faith. Read Scripture 1 what does it mean 2 how does it connect to the Canon 3 what does it mean to me? As you progress in life you need to dig deep into Scripture. Spiritual babes take milk. Do not take comfort in your sound church.
Mums are the Frontline when kids come with questions. Fathers need to support wives.
Lazarus was raised from the dead, why is it harder to believe the Lord raised Himself?
What is the implications of the ressurection? Jesus is God. God is sovereign. The fulfilling of Scripture. The sign that the price has been paid, death has been conquered. Sins have been paid fully.
Death is not the end. Have you spoken about the hope we have in Jesus?
On the road to Emmaus. The two disciples were fiercely debating. As iron sharpens iron. Vv18 God is patient. Vv27 it’s like reading the Bible before and after God open your eyes to the truth.
Vv43 what struck this centurion so much? The supernatural events, the forgiveness, the last prayer and giving up of spirit.
Calvary is full of paradoxes. Even the taunts from the Pharisees were significant.
Jesus is buried. Isa 53:9. Luke makes it very clear that Jesus was dead. Joseph was burning his bridges with the Pharisees. God can use anyone to help. Help us to share the gospel more God.
The wrath of God was satisfied by the propeciation of our sins. The reconciliation of God with man.
Why mention Simonn of Cyrene. A prosolite. Luke may have been familiar with him. We assume Simon would of witnessed the cruxifiction. Rufus and Alexander were his sons, mentioned in Acts.
Bearing children is a blessing from God. What or why would these women want to be barron? Could it be the Roman conquering where they were starved to death? Could it be the Holocaust?
Jesus is green. Israel personified as the dry fruitless tree. The fire of judgement. The dry wood will burn up faster.
Vv34 who did Christ pray for? He prayed for the elect.
Vv40 we are saved because of God. No baptism no sinners prayer. If you don’t come to this conclusion v41 then you won’t be saved. The thief was concerned about the other’s repentance. He acknowledged Christ as Lord. The fruits are plentiful here.
Vv2a humble tone. Vv2b rhetorical.
Vv5-10 sounds like Psalm 104. Job is telling Bildad you are wrong.
Vv8 who can smooth the waves? Dunkirk history. King George the third called a national day of prayer. The English channel still as glass.
Vv13 God has control over all the demons.
Romans 1:18-22 abortion is the number 1 killer of all time.
Vv8 Herod a Hasmonean, suppressed his conscience. A morbid curiosity, a deafining silence. Herod had knowledge of God but he continued to reject. It is quite sobering to see ppl reject the gospel over and over.
Vv18 a perverted sense of justice. Vv21 would you follow the crowd? Do not think like the world.
2 Cor 5:21
Consider what elders say.
Bildad is much like a Singaporean. Cause and effect. Each man comes to job with their own agenda.
Vv2 Job was praying in the previous chapter. Bildad is blunt. Vv4 devoid of truth and tact. Job loved his children. None of Job’s friend answered his question. Why am I suffering? Vv9 Traditionalist not grounded in God’s word.
Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
Innocent suffering gives gracious favor before God. God’s ways are not man’s ways.
Vv14 a foolish arrogance that holds onto a spiders web. Vv18 this plant has spread itself so fast and wide that it cannot sustain itself.
Don’t induce theology from creation. Yes created nature reveals God but it does not saves sinners. Use biblical illustrations.
Mat13:5 13:21 and Job8:17. Jesus was alluding to Job.