The ‘Problem’ of Suffering (Job) 16 April 2023


Job 1-42 (Reading: Chapter 1)

1. The pain of suffering – Job’s suffering (Job chapters 1-3)

2. ‘Foolish’ attempts to answer the unanswerable question – why me? (Job chapters 4-37)

Life is a mystery to us – so if we try too hard to know why things happen we’ll end up getting it wrong. And getting it wrong only hurts more.

3. The ‘wise’ response to pain and suffering! (Job chapters 38-42)

The wise person can’t necessarily explain why everything happens, but the wise person will want to know God and to trust Him, because God knows why things happen, and He can be trusted.

4. If only Job had a friend who could understand (Hebrews 4:14-16)

(Preacher: Steve Blencowe)