Job pt. 10 / Who Can Answer God (Sermon notes and Audio)

Posted on May 27, 2013

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This is the tenth in a series of messages on the book of Job. This message was delivered at Hillcrest Baptist Church on the evening of May 26, 2013. This message deals with the fact that we cannot justify ourselves before God. This message also deals with the identity of the behemoth and the leviathan, which are mentioned in Job chapters 40 & 41. 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.

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SERMON NOTES:

Job pt. 10 / Chapter 40

v.1-2 Can a man tell God what to do? Let anyone who would try, justify himself.

v.3-5 When we finally come face to face with the holiness of God, we can’t help but recognize how vile we are. “Our righteousness is as filthy rags”, “there is none righteous, no not one”
It is best not to speak where we have no authority to do so.

V.8 How often do we condemn others, just to make us look better? Some people even try to do that with God.

V.9 Are we as powerful as God?

v. 10 Can we make ourselves righteous?

V.11-12 Can our wrath humble all who are proud, or bring judgment on all the wicked? God can, and He will. God has every right to judge, and no one is immune from it. Every one of us needs to fear the judgment of God. (We should also find comfort in His saving grace.)

V.14 Can you save yourself?

V.15-24 BEHEMOTH (focus verses: 16-19)

Throughout the previous chapters, God has been talking to Job about real things of nature, and real animals.

Job 39:1, 5, 9, 13, 19, 20, 26, 28

Why should the conversation turn any less real here?

v.15 Made with thee
Chapter 41
LEVIATHAN
Focus verses: 15-21

We cannot tame God’s creation.
We have no right to question God.
We should take God’s judgment seriously.

We should see God’s judgment as motivation to live pure lives, and as an urgent reason to try to add people to God’s kingdom.

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