Job’s friends believed his misfortune was a punishment for his evil. Not so, but we could be reminded that the repentant who trust the LORD are secure in Him.

BibleGateway: Job 11:7-20

ESV Audio

ESV Text: Job 11:7-20

Job 11:7–20

  “Can you find out the deep things of God?
    Can you find out the limit of the Almighty?
  It is higher than heaven1—what can you do?
    Deeper than Sheol—what can you know?
  Its measure is longer than the earth
    and broader than the sea.
10   If he passes through and imprisons
    and summons the court, who can turn him back?
11   For he knows worthless men;
    when he sees iniquity, will he not consider it?
12   But a stupid man will get understanding
    when a wild donkey’s colt is born a man!

13   “If you prepare your heart,
    you will stretch out your hands toward him.
14   If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away,
    and let not injustice dwell in your tents.
15   Surely then you will lift up your face without blemish;
    you will be secure and will not fear.
16   You will forget your misery;
    you will remember it as waters that have passed away.
17   And your life will be brighter than the noonday;
    its darkness will be like the morning.
18   And you will feel secure, because there is hope;
    you will look around and take your rest in security.
19   You will lie down, and none will make you afraid;
    many will court your favor.
20   But the eyes of the wicked will fail;
    all way of escape will be lost to them,
    and their hope is to breathe their last.”


[1] 11:8 Hebrew The heights of heaven


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 11

     7 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? 8 It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? 9 The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. 10 If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him? 11 For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it? 12 For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass’s colt.

     13 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him; 14 If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles. 15 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear: 16 Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away: 17 And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning. 18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety. 19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee. 20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 311:
Jesus Christ, our Blessed Savior — Organ Audio

1. Jesus Christ, our blessed Savior, 
Turned away God’s wrath forever; 
By His bitter grief and woe 
He saved us from the evil Foe. 

2. As His pledge of love undying 
He, this precious food supplying, 
Gives His body with the bread 
And with the wine the blood He shed. 

3. Whoso to this Board repaireth 
May take heed how He prepareth; 
For if he does not believe, 
Then death for life he shall recieve. 

4. Praise the Father, who from heaven 
Unto us such food hath given 
And, to mend what we have done, 
Gave into death His only Son. 

5. Thou shalt hold with faith unshaken 
That this food is to be taken 
By the sick who are distrest, 
By hearts that long for peace and rest. 

6. Christ says: “Come, all ye that labor, 
And receive My grace and favor; 
They who feel no want nor ill 
Need no physician’s help nor skill. 

7. “Useless were for thee My Passion, 
If thy works thy weal could fashion. 
This feast is not spread for thee 
If thine own Savior thou wilt be.” 

8. If thy heart this truth professes 
And thy mouth thy sin confesses, 
His dear guest thou here shalt be, 
And Christ Himself shall banquet thee.