Trials and Blessings

Satan himself did not presume to ask of God to be allowed himself to afflict Job. In the first chapter, the eleventh verse he says, "Put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face"; and in the second chapter and the fifth verse, "Put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to they face". Satan knew that none but God could touch Job; and when Satan was permitted to afflict him, Job was quite right in recognizin...

Job and His Friends

Job and His Friends. C. H. Mackintosh. The book of Job occupies a very peculiar place in the volume of God. It possesses character entirely its own, and teaches lessons which are not to be learnt in any other section of inspiration It is not by any means our purpose to enter upon a line of argument to prove the genuineness, or establish the fact of the Divine inspiration, of this precious book. We take these things for granted; being fully persuaded of them as established facts, we leave th...


Job James 5: 11. J. G. Bellett. Section 7 of: The Patriarchs: Being Meditiations upon Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job; The Canticles, Heaven and Earth. New Edition, Morrish, 1909. "Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face" May surely be said, upon the reading of this deeply affecting story. Said, too, with peculiar fitness and fulness of truth, as though the thought of the Christian poet had been suggested by the tale of the inspired historian. The frown w...

Three Ways of Salvation

Turn with me, please to the Book of Job, Chapter 40, commencing with Verse 6. "Then answered the Lord unto Job out of whirlwind, and said, gird up thy loins now like a man. I will demand of thee and declare thou unto me. Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me that thou mayest be righteous? Hast thou an arm like God or canst thou thunder with a voice like him? Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency, and array thyself with glory and beauty. Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath and behold every one that is proud, that abase him. Look on every one that is proud and bring him low, and tread down the wicked in their place. Hide them in the dust together and bind their faces in secret. Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee."

And now a word in Luke Chapter 10, Verse 25. "And behold a certain lawyer stood up; and tempted him, that is Christ, saying Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And He said unto him, what is written in the law? How readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself.  And He, Jesus, said unto him, Thou hast answered right. This do and thou shalt live."

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