How Should Any be Just with God?
1. The legalism of Bildad;
a. This is the judgment of God (8:1-7);
b. Look at the issues of past history (8:8-10);
c. Look at the evidence of nature (8:11-22).
2. Job’s questions;
a. How can I be just/righteous with God? (v. 2)
b. How can stand before God in debate? (v. 3)
c. In chapter 10 he asks, “Why was I even born?”
I. JOB’S CONCLUSION IS THAT DEBATING WITH GOD IS FUTILE (v. 3).
II. THE GOD OF CREATION IS UNAPPROACHABLE BY MAN ALONE (vv. 4-15).
III. BEFORE GOD EVERY MOUTH WILL BE STOPPED/EVERY MAN CONDEMNED AS A LIAR (vv. 16-21; Romans 3:4).
IV. WITHOUT A REDEEMER WE ALL STAND GUILTY BEFORE GOD (vv. 22-31).
V. JOB AND ALL MANKIND NEEDS A MEDIATOR BETWEEN OURSELVES AND GOD (vv. 32-35).
i. Mankind in his pride, religion, moral goodness cannot stand before the just, righteous and holy GOD;
ii. As far as we are concerned He is unapproachable, because of His purity; and our impurity;
iii. All the accusations of mankind will be stopped and we shall be accounted as liars;
iv. However, there is a redeemer; He too is just, righteous, and holy; He is GOD; our “daysman” – Mediator; His name is Jesus.
This sermon was preached in the Sunday morning worship 07/24/11