Job pt. 4 / Eliphaz Speaks (Sermon notes and Audio)

Posted on March 21, 2013


This is the fourth in a series of messages on the book of Job. This message was delivered at Hillcrest Baptist Church on the evening of March 17, 2013. This message deals with how to deal with those who are experiencing trials, and the role of Jesus Christ as our mediator. This post contains an audio recording of the sermon, plus my sermon notes. Please note that the notes are not a full transcript. To get the entire message, you’ll need to listen to the Audio.



Job pt 4


Job pt. 4 / Eliphaz Speaks

Job 3:1-5:
Throughout the entire chapter, Job laments his birth.

He wishes he had never been born, but he is not suicidal.

Nowhere does he entertain the idea of taking his own life. He simply wishes that it had never happened in the first place.

*any of us would be depressed under these circumstances, but Job never did sin against God.

Job 4:1-2: Eliphaz can no longer hold his tongue.

*There is no record of Job’s friends ever praying for wisdom.

Job 4:3-6

so far so good

Job 4:7-9

Eliphaz makes a wrong turn, down the wrong road.

He questions Job’s innocence.

Eliphaz suggests that only the wicked are afflicted, but this is not true.

Luke 13:1-5

John 9:2-3

In a general sense some of the things Job said may have been true, but good and evil are not always rewarded the way we would like, on this side of eternity.

*It is possible for us to apply truth, but at the wrong time and w/ improper application.

In fact, Eliphaz says some things in chapter 5 which are true.

Job 5:18

God brings both affliction and blessing.

Deuteronomy 32:39

*The problem is, Eliphaz’s message to Job was to repent, Job had nothing to repent of.

Job responds to the accusations.

Job 6:22

Job challenges his friends to prove that he has sinned.

Show me my sin and I’ll be quiet.

Job 6:24-25

Job says your arguments prove nothing.

None of this was what Job needed or desired.

What Job longed for was a mediator.

Job 9:33

Job knew that a mediator is necessary between man and God.

Job 9:4, 14-15, 20, 32

Job’s point was that man could not be righteous before a Holy God, therefore he needs someone to intercede.

This is the reason for the Old Testament priests.

Leviticus 4:16-17

We have a mediator and priest in Christ today.

1 Timothy 2:5

Hebrews 7:25

Hebrews 4:14-15

Christ is the High Priest who can sympathize in every way.

He made the sacrifice, and He makes intercession.

He is the holy Mediator.