• Bildad & Job--Principle Illustrated: 8:1--10:22 (1) Bildad: Bildad affirmed that history has confirmed that if Job is righteous God will restore him, unlike the ungodly who parish 8:1-22 (2) Job: Job responds by affirming God’s wisdom and power, asking why He is against him, and requesting to die 9:1--10:22
  • Eliphaz & Job--Principle Stated: 4:1--7:21 (1) Eliphaz: Eliphaz accused Job of being inconsistent since suffering results from sin and no one is pure before God; thus he urged Job to ask God to help him and affirmed that God would deliver him after He had disciplined him 4:1--5:27 (2) Job: Job responded by affirming that his suffering was causing his rash desire to die, Eliphaz’s response has disappointed him, and by asking for forgiveness if he has sinned 6:1--7:21
  • The reasons for suffering in a person’s life are not necessarily related to human explanations of personal unrighteousness, but are within the scope of God’s good and powerful providence resulting in the defeat of evil and glory to himself
  • Zophar & Job--Principle Applied to Job: 11:1--14:22 (1) Zophar: Zophar rebukes Job by affirming that God should show him true wisdom and by affirming that if he would turn to God, he would be blessed 11:1-20 (2) Job: Job responds by criticizing Zophar for not telling him anything new, not helping him, and not representing God well, whereupon, he again asks God to let him die 12:1--14:22
  • Three friends and Job