Job 17 - Job spoke of the mockers around him, and that he was laughed at by the world, vs. 6. His plans and dreams were shattered, vs. 11 and he had no hope, vs. 15. The believer in Christ trusts God to work out His plans in their lives for God's plans are perfect.
Job 18 - Since Job brought up the matter of death and the grave, Bildad decided to elaborate on the subject. He painted some vivid pictures of the death of the wicked. It is like a light put out, vs. 5,6. It is like an animal trapped, vs. 7-10. It is like a criminal pursued, vs. 11-14. It is like a tree rooted up, vs. 15-21. True, the death of the wicked is wretched and sinners need to be reminded of the horrors of a Christless eternity.
Job 19 - Job is tormented by his "friends" words, vs. 2. He felt he was being treated as an enemy by God, vs. 11. His family and friends treat him as a stranger, vs. 13. Yet, Job had a certain faith in that he had a Redeemer and that he would see God after death and in his flesh, vs. 25,26!
Job 20 - Zophar describes the fate of the wicked men. Though they seem to enjoy their triumphs, only to find their riches rotting away, vs. 15. Though he speaks of all who are wicked, his implications are directed toward Job.