Satan is the destroyer. Jesus is the Deliverer.
In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.
Questions for Small Group Study
Chapter 20 – Resolve
- Read Job 1:22 found in the middle of page 197. What does that say to you about what you have gone through or may be going through in your life right now?
- Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were tested beyond your limits, yet you resolved not to blame God and die?
- Why do we tend to blame God when heartache, pain, sickness and disease come? Why do we not simply assign the blame where it should be – that is, on Satan himself for bringing harm, pain and suffering into the world that God designed perfectly?
- In the middle of page 204, the author refers to Isaiah 14:12-14 and Ezekiel 28:14-18. Read them and see how the enemy came in and corrupted the perfect world that God had created. Satan is, in fact, the source of all evil. In what way did Adam and Eve contribute to the evil that was in the world? In what way does the sin of humanity contribute to the evil in the world? In what way does your sin and my sin contribute to the evil of the world? Then why do we feel the need to blame God when bad things happen?
- Go to page 206 and read out loud the personal declaration.