Job Chapter 22
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Eliphaz shows that a man's goodness profits not God. (1-4) Job accused of oppression. (5-14) The world before the flood. (15-20) Eliphaz exhorts Job to repentance. (21-30)1-4 Eliphaz considers that, because Job complained so much of his afflictions, he thought God was unjust in afflicting him; but Job was far from thinking so. What Eliphaz says, is unjustly applied to Job, but it is very true, that when God does us good it is not because he is indebted to us. Man's piety is no profit to God, no gain. The gains of religion to men are infinitely greater than the losses of it. God is a Sovereign, who gives no account of his conduct; but he is perfectly wise, just, faithful, good, and merciful. He approves the likeness of his own holiness, and delights in the fruits of his Spirit; he accepts the thankful services of the humble believer, while he rejects the proud claim of the self-confident.
5-14 Eliphaz brought heavy charges against Job, without reason for his accusations, except that Job was visited as he supposed God always visited every wicked man. He charges him with oppression, and that he did harm with his wealth and power in the time of his prosperity.
15-20 Eliphaz would have Job mark the old way that wicked men have trodden, and see what the end of their way was. It is good for us to mark it, that we may not walk therein. But if others are consumed, and we are not, instead of blaming them, and lifting up ourselves, as Eliphaz does here, we ought to be thankful to God, and take it for a warning.
21-30 The answer of Eliphaz wrongly implied that Job had hitherto not known God, and that prosperity in this life would follow his sincere conversion. The counsel Eliphaz here gives is good, though, as to Job, it was built upon a false supposition that he was a stranger and enemy to God. Let us beware of slandering our brethren; and if it be our lot to suffer in this manner, let us remember how Job was treated; yea, how Jesus was reviled, that we may be patient. Let us examine whether there may not be some colour for the slander, and walk watchfully, so as to be clear of all appearances of evil.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Geraldine grimsley's Job Chapter 22 comment on 1/30/2015, 8:08pm...
And I know that we can be at peace with Him on our side
NWOGOR NWABUZOR's Job Chapter 22 comment about verse 24 on 1/25/2015, 8:32pm...
JOB WAS REPROVED BY ELIPHAZ THE TEMANITE. This creates a kind of awarenmess that pertaains to issues of a wicked man reading Job22:1-20 Furthermore it exponds the way out of the destruction of the wicked that is repentant. it then reflects the evidence and benefits of being saved
David's Job Chapter 22 comment about verse 28 on 12/31/2014, 6:13pm...
Words are powerful, therefore we should be very conscious of what we say for it shall be established in spirit and in the natural. Job 22:28 encourages us to confess positive declarations which shall remain shining lights upon our paths.
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