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When Good Things Happen to Bad People

July 26, 2015 Series: Job: making sense of life at the foot of the cross

Scripture: Job 20:1–21:34

Throughout the book of job never forget: the character of Job, the trauma of Job, and the glory of God.

Three Cycles of Dialogue:
     #1 - Chapters 4-14
     #2 - Chapters 15-21
     #3 - Chapters 22-31

Zophar's Second (and final) Speech: Job 20
I. The perishing of the wicked. The higher the wicked man climbs; the harder he will fall. (1-11)
II. The poverty of the wicked. Proverbs 20:17 (12-19)
III. The punishment of the wicked. (20-29)

Job's Response to Zophar: Job 21:1-34
I. The plea for silence. (1-6)
II. The prosperity of the wicked. (7-16)
III. The parity of death. (17-26)
IV. The partiality of life. (27-34)

Next Steps:
     > Be resolute! Share the riches of God's grace with unbelievers. Ephesians 4:1; 2 Corinthians 5:17
     > Be vigilant! Romans 8:17; Isaiah 48:10
     > Be diligent! Constantly be developing a Biblical perspective of this life, and the one to come.
     Psalm 73
Treasuring Christ above all things!

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