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DEEP Studies

Zechariah and Mary both get good news, but Zechariah doubts Gabriel’s word. Zechariah gets a lesson in how to talk to angels.

The LORD shows up, and Job’s desire to question Him melts away in a heartbeat.
Elihu is young, but his wisdom is so profound that some think his appearance is a Christophany. Still, Elihu gets too wrapped up in the details, and this pulls him off track.
Job really understands God, but doesn’t understand himself.
Job understands God, but doesn’t understand himself.
Confused and exhausted by arguing with his friends, Job says he wants to lay his case before God.

Job makes effective counter-arguments. He also makes an astounding prophesy: “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth.”

Job makes effective counter-arguments. Eliphaz gets nasty. Job responds by noting that they’re not only wrong, they’re miserable comforters.

Job notes the obvious empirical evidence disproving their theology of instant justice. But he gets caught up in the details of his innocence. He’s starting to lose perspective.

Job’s friends “encourage” Job by arguing that God is always just, thus accusing Job of major sin. Job counters the accusation, and also notes that they’re not exactly comforting him.

Job is crushed by these calamities and cries out in pain. His wife and friends provide little comfort.

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