Sermon on Sunday November 30, 2014 by Pastor Thomas Tate

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Sermon Outline
MICAH’S PRAYER – The Making Of A Godly Man
The Righteousness of Job

Lord, I pray that you would develop him in his heart, mind, body, soul and spirit.  Setting him apart to serve you and bring glory to your name in all of his ways and all of his days.  Father I pray that you would bless him in his knowledge of you and give him the strength, stature and wisdom of Solomon I pray that you would give him the faithfulness of Abraham and the humility of Moses. I also pray Father that you would bless him with the righteousness of Job.


Righteous Reputation

  • There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil.

Job 1:1


God Boast On The Righteousness Of Job

  • The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.”   The Lord said to Satan, “Have you 1considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to 3ruin him without cause.”

Job 2:2-3


The Ways Of A Righteous Person:
Prays For Their Family

  • When the days of feasting had completed their cycle, Job would send and consecrate them, rising up early in the morning and offering burnt offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, “Perhaps my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually.

Job 1:5


The Ways Of A Righteous Person:
Keeps Eyes From Sinning

  • “I have made a covenant with my eyes; How then could I gaze at a virgin?

Job 31:1

The Ways Of A Righteous Person:
Wants  God’s Discipline

  • “If I have walked with falsehood, and my foot has hastened after deceit, let Him weigh me with accurate scales,  and let God know my integrity. “If my step has turned from the way, or my heart 1followed my eyes, or if any spot has stuck to my hands, let me sow and another eat,  and let my crops be uprooted.

Job 31:2-8


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 The Ways Of A Righteous Person:

Rather Suffer Than Sin

  • If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing…
  • If I have lifted up my hand against the orphan…
  • “If I have put my confidence in gold, and called fine gold my trust…
  • Let my shoulder fall from the socket, and my arm be broken off at the elbow.

Job 31:19a, 21a, 24, 22


The Ways Of A Righteous Person:
Isn’t Prejudice. Treats Everyone As An Equal

  • “If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves when they filed a complaint against me, what then could I do when God arises? And when He calls me to account, what will I answer Him? “Did not He who made me in the womb make him, and the same one fashion us in the womb?

Job 31:13-15


The Ways Of A Righteous Person:

Doesn’t Curse His Enemies

  • “Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy, Or 1exulted when evil befell him? “No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking for his life in a curse.

Job 31:29-30


The Ways Of A Righteous Person:

 Accepts Good And Adversity From God

  • Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.  And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while he was sitting among the ashes.  Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!”  But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Job 2:7-10


The Ways Of A Righteous Person:
Humble Before God And Repents

  • Then Job answered the Lord and said, “I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ “Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.”

The Ways Of A Righteous Person:
Humble Before God And Repents

  • ‘Hear, now, and I will speak; I will ask You, and You instruct me.’ “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You; Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and ashes.”

Job 42:1-6


The Ways Of A Righteous Person:
Prays For Friends Who Falsely Accused Him

  • “Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves, and My servant Job will pray for you. For I will accept him so that I may not do with you according to your folly, because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.”


  • The Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord increased all that Job had twofold.

Job 42:8, 10


Sermon-based Bible Study Questions



  1. What does being “righteous” mean to you? Who do you know that you would describe as a righteous person and why?  What is the difference between being “righteous” and “self-righteous”?


  1. Read Job 1:1. How was Job described? What do these attributes mean to you and what does that look like today?


  1. Read Job 1:8. What do you think about God kind of bragging on Job?  This book is the only written account of God doing this but it doesn’t say it’s the only time God bragged on someone.  What do you think about the idea of God as a doting Father bragging on His children?  Is it hard to imagine God bragging about you during times of great spiritual victories in your life? If it is hard, why is that?


  1. Read Job 1:5. What does Job do every morning? How often do you pray for your family? What do you pray? What prayers have you seen answered?


  1. Read Job 31:1. What does Job mean by this? How can you apply this today?  How do men verses women struggle with their eyes?


  1. As a righteous person Job desires God’s discipline in his life, why is this and how do you feel about God’s discipline in your life? Job also said he would rather suffer than sin, how do you feel about that and how have you suffered for resisting sin?


  1. In Job 31:29-30 he states that taking pleasure in seeing your enemies fail is a sin, how do you feel about that? How hard is it not to feel some satisfaction when someone mean fails?


  1. Read Job 1:20-22 & 2:7-10. Why doesn’t Job blame God? After all He did allow it? Discuss a time that you struggled with God when something bad happened?