Old Testament
Lesson 32
“I Know That My Redeemer Liveth”

Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us develop strength to face adversity by trusting the Lord, building our testimonies of him, and maintaining personal integrity.

Scripture references for study:  Job 1–2; Job 13; Job 19; Job 27; Job 42
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Who Was Job?

  1. As I develop lesson plans, I like to discover:
  2. This is difficult with Job. We do not know who he was or when he lived.
  3. There are some scholars who believe that Job was not a real person and that the book of Job is simply a story.
  4. Additional information about the book of Job:

Job Is Sorely Tested

  2. READ JOB 1:6-12. Satan given leave to test Job.
  3. READ JOB 1:14-19. Job's bad day.
  5. READ JOB 2:7-10. Job cursed with boils but still refuses to curse God.
  6. READ JOB 2: 11-13. Job joined by three friends.
  7. READ JOB 42:10-17.  In the end, Job blessed greater than before.

What Can We Learn From The Story Of Job?

  1. READ JOB 4:7-8; 8:6, 20. Two of Job's friends, Eliphaz and Bildad, try to explain his suffering.
  2. Job's story gives us a catalog of ills that afflict mankind:  loss of property and posterity, loss of health, and loss of love and companionship of friends and family.
  3. READ JOB 21:7-15. Job's observation that the wicked prosper.

Gospel Doctrine Notebook

  1. What are the blessings of righteousness? The life of Job is an interesting study. Job was a goodly man and yet the blessings of his righteousness were not, for a time, physically apparent. Yet he continued to be a man of faith and not only were his physical blessings restored, but his eternal blessings became more sure. In times of difficulty and testing, the story of Job should be a reminder of enduring to the end or as is often expressed today, "Hanging in there." As we continue our diligence, we also should be able to express for ourselves those great words from Job, "For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God" (Job 19:25-26).
  2. Record your thoughts on Job. What lessons can you apply to your life?

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