Job Chapter 22
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Matthew Henry's Job Chapter 22 Bible commentary...
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.
Lisa's Job Chapter 22 comment on 7/03/2014, 7:56am...
Just Delight thy self in him because what ever you need is already done and you must rest and receive it by faith!
Nicholas Abraham's Job Chapter 22 comment about verse 28 on 5/06/2014, 1:16am...
Words are the currency that imports and exports goods for the natural to the supernatural or visa vesa. The heart is the divine banking system from where this currency is withdrawn. Faith is the account no. Confession is our trade. Amen, say something
Malukie's Job Chapter 22 comment on 4/24/2014, 12:36am...
verse 27 28 if we pay our vows we get empowered and make decree and it shall be established unto us. anything we righteously desire.
Jacob Akoka's Job Chapter 22 comment about verse 29 on 2/26/2014, 6:27am...
God is faithful n just that is why HE is called JEHOVAH HE has prms HE neva fail In Jesus most precious name
Engr olugo pc's Job Chapter 22 comment about verse 28 on 2/14/2014, 5:58am...
I decree the will of God almighty in me in union with his belove son jesus christ
Gloria's Job Chapter 22 comment about verse 28 on 2/07/2014, 6:18am...
It is for this reason that we should be mindful of what ever we confess over our lives. because every thing we decree and declare is established. declare positively over your life.
Iyke's Job Chapter 22 comment about verse 21 on 1/12/2014, 11:47am...
It is good to be at peace, job was at peace with himself,good came to him
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