300.2: Suffering, Loss, and Meaning (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 32, Sunday School)

“I Know That My Redeemer Liveth”

We all know the story of Job, but the book itself proves more challenging and complex than you remember. That said, it provides one of the most powerful wrestles with questions of loss and meaning in scripture.

This portion of the episode includes:

  • Initial reflections/comments on Job (including the discrepancy between the ends and middle and the oddness of God and Satan gambling with Job’s suffering)
  • Review of the reading
  • Dealing with suffering, loss, and death
  • Meaning and blame
  • How we support each other in tragedy
  • A personal relationship with God


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Class Members: Job 1; 2; 13; 23:10; 19; 23:10; 27; 42; James 5:11; 3 Nephi 15:9

Additional Reading: D&C 121:1-10; look through the rest of Job

Other Reading:  None (as long as you have already looked through Job)


You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).



Do’s and Don’ts about Mourning with those who mourn, Ensign

Reaching Out to Those Who Mourn, Ensign

The question Why? according to Job, RadioWest

The question of Why/Suffering from various perspectives, RadioWest

Approaching Prayer, On Being

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