Job 40:6-42:6

  1. God brings before Job two powerful wild creatures – the hippopotamus (40:15-24) and the crocodile (41:1-34).
    What does God intend that Job should learn from these animals?
    What questions does he ask Job?
  2. Job has been given no explanation of his sufferings.
    What brought him to the deep humbling and self-abasement described in 42:1-6?


‘The point in these descriptions is the prodigality of Created Might’ (H. R Minn).