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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Patient Job, and the Baffled Enemy

August 28, 1890

Patient Job, and the Baffled Enemy   “In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.”— Job i. 22.   THAT is to say, in all this trial, and under all this temptation, Job kept right with God. During all the losses of his estate, and the deaths of his children, he did not speak in an unworthy …


Concerning the Consolations of God

August 11, 1889

Concerning the Consolations of God   “Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?”— Job xv. 11.   THESE are the words of Eliphaz, one of those three friends of Job who blundered dreadfully over his case. Their words are not to be despised; for they were men in the front rank …


Whither Goest Thou?

August 4, 1889

Whither Goest Thou?   “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” — Job xiiii. 10.   ON several Sabbath mornings of late I have earnestly handled spiritual subjects which I trust may have been for the edification of the people of God; but it will not do …