Job laments that God continues to test Him. Sometimes He tests us beyond what we think is good for us, but never beyond what is good for us.

BibleGateway: Job 7:7-17

ESV Text: Job 7:7-17

Job 7:7–17


  “Remember that my life is a breath;
    my eye will never again see good.
  The eye of him who sees me will behold me no more;
    while your eyes are on me, I shall be gone.
  As the cloud fades and vanishes,
    so he who goes down to Sheol does not come up;
10   he returns no more to his house,
    nor does his place know him anymore.


11   “Therefore I will not restrain my mouth;
    I will speak in the anguish of my spirit;
    I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
12   Am I the sea, or a sea monster,
    that you set a guard over me?
13   When I say, ‘My bed will comfort me,
    my couch will ease my complaint,’
14   then you scare me with dreams
    and terrify me with visions,
15   so that I would choose strangling
    and death rather than my bones.
16   I loathe my life; I would not live forever.
    Leave me alone, for my days are a breath.
17   What is man, that you make so much of him,
    and that you set your heart on him,

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 7

     7 O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good. 8 The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not. 9 As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more. 10 He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more. 11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul. 12 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me? 13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint; 14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions: 15 So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life. 16 I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.

     17 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 435:
My Spirit on Thy Care

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. My spirit on Thy care, 
Blest Savior, I recline; 
Thou wilt not leave me to despair, 
For Thou art Love divine. 

2. In Thee I place my trust, 
On Thee I calmly rest; 
I know Thee good, I know Thee just, 
And count Thy choice the best. 

3. Whate’er events betide, 
Thy will they all perform; 
Safe in Thy breast my head I hide 
Nor fear the coming storm. 

4. Let good or ill befall, 
It must be good for me; 
Secure of having Thee in all, 
Of having all in Thee. 


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