The Touchstone of Godly Sincerity

January 11, 2018

The Touchstone of Godly Sincerity   "Will he always call upon God?"—Job 27:10        When Job resumes his address in this chapter, he appeals to God in a very solemn matter as to the truth of all that he had spoken. No less vehemently does he assert his innocence of any signal crime, or his consciousness of …


The Turning of Job’s Captivity

January 1, 1970

THE TURNING OF JOB’S CAPTIVITY.   “The Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.”— Job xlii. 10.   SINCE God is immutable he acts always upon the same principles, and hence his course of action in the olden times to a man of …


A Word in Season

January 1, 1970

A Word in Season   “When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.” — Job 22:29.   ALTHOUGH we cannot take everything that Eliphaz the Temanite happened to say as being of divine authority, the immediate inspiration of the Holy Spirit; yet in this case he evidently …


Questions Which Ought to be Asked

January 1, 1970

Questions Which Ought to be Asked   "But none saith, Where is God my Maker, who giveth songs in the night; who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?"—Job 35:10-11.   Elihu perceived the great ones of the earth oppressing the needy, and he traced their domineering tyranny …


Footsteps of Mercy

January 1, 1970

Footsteps of Mercy   “If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto men his uprightness: then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.”— Job xxxiii. 23, 24.   WHEN God has distinct and definite purposes of mercy towards …


The Great Arbitration Case

January 1, 1970

The Great Arbitration Case   “Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both." Job 9:33.   THE patriarch Job, when reasoning with the Lord concerning his great affliction, felt himself to be at a disadvantage and declined the controversy, saying, “He is not a man, as I am, that I should answer …


Washed to Greater Foulness

January 1, 1970

Washed to Greater Foulness   “If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.”— Job ix. 30, 31.   I FEEL certain that I am sent on a special errand at this time. Before my mind’s eye I see …


Songs in the Night

February 27, 1898

Songs in the Night   “But none saith, Where is God my Maker, who giveth songs in the night?” — Job xxxv. 10.   ELIHU was a wise man, exceedingly wise, though not as wise as the all-wise Jehovah, who sees light in the clouds, and finds order in confusion; hence Elihu, being much puzzled at beholding Job so …


“So it is.”

November 30, 1890

"So it is."   “Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.”— Job v. 27.   THUS closed a forcible speech by Eliphaz the Temanite: it may be called his “summing up.” He virtually says, “What I have testified in the name of my friends is no dream of …


Longing to Find God

September 14, 1890

Longing to Find God   “Oh that I knew where I might find him!”— Job xxiii. 3.   “OH, that I know where I might find him!” Observe that Job is so taken up with his one great desire, that ho forgets that everybody else is not thinking in the same way; and he uses a pronoun, though he …