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Job Responds to the Lord’s First Correction

Then Job answered the Lord and said: 4 “Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you?  I lay my hand on my mouth.
5 I have spoken once, and I will not answer; twice, but I will proceed no further.”  Job 40:3-5

A. Job’s First Response – Job 40:3-5

1. Job grasps the contrast between God and himself: Job 40:3-4a, Isaiah 40:21-23

2. Job learns the importance of speaking less: Job 40:3-5a, Job 8:2, Job 11:2, Job 15:2-3, Job 35:16, Prov. 10:19, Eccl. 5:1-3

3. Job understands the need for self-control: Job 40:3-8, Prov. 25:28, Prov. 16:32

B. Job’s Second Response – Job 42:1-6

1. Job develops conviction about God’s sovereignty: Submission: Job 42:1-2

2. Job realizes his arrogance: Pride: Job 42:3-6

3. Job deepens his relationship with his God: Humility: Job 42:5-6