Book of Job - Lesson 1

Some questions you may be asking yourself.

1. Why do we want to devote our time to study Job and try to understand it better?

2. Is it because we all sense that there is something we need from this book, something we do not understand?

3. Why is there suffering in the world?

4. More specifically, why should we make a careful and thoughtful study of the whole of the book of Job, rather than being satisfied with a rough idea of the storyline and a few highlights?

5. Why read the whole book rather than just watch the movie highlights through a short miniseries?

These are a good question!

After all, Job is a long and demanding book. Parts of it are hard to fathom, and plenty of it is dark and distressing. You and I need a good reason to plunge right in to the detail. So why did I decide to write this study? Over the years I have read the Bible cover to cover many times. To switch things up a bit, one time I read the chronological Bible. I was surprised to find that Job was the first book. How could that be? What was so important in Job that it was the first book God gave to mankind? What could I learn from it? So, my quest to find the answer began and I would like to share with you what I learned. According to conventional wisdom, many people believe that if they live an upright live like Job they should be blessed, not cursed.Together we can discover the answers to these questions.