Mar 11, 2018 | Ron Moore

Conversations with Elihu

Job 32-37

Is it possible that God uses suffering to bring us to Himself?

 Is it possible that God uses suffering to teach us?

Is it possible that God uses suffering to protect us?

Is it possible that suffering produces great spiritual benefits?


Eliphaz—Experience—You sinned!

Bildad—History—God is just!

Zophar—Dogmatist—Repeats the narrative

  1. God is Gracious

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world

-C. S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

 Sometimes God uses suffering to protect and teach us.

  1. God is Just
  • If God is unjust, He is not God.
  • If God were unjust, there would be no justice on earth.

Any man can sing in the day. It is easy to sing when we can read the notes by daylight; but he is the skillful singer who can sing when there is not a ray of light by which to read.

-C. H. Spurgeon

  1. God is Great
  • Don’t get angry and bitter toward God.
  • Don’t look for a shortcut and miss what God is teaching you.
  • Don’t even think about taking your life.
  • Don’t turn from God and turn to sin.
Series Information

Our Redeemer Lives: A Study of God in the Story of Job.

Other sermons in the series

Mar 25, 2018

Job Responds

When God is all you have, God is all you need.