Aug 24, 2008

Job 17:9 - The righteous - a recurring theme

The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger. (Job 17:9 KJVR)

Shall be stronger and stronger - He shall take encouragement from my case, stay himself on the Lord, and thus gain strength by every blast of adversity. This is one grand use of the book of Job. It casts much light on seemingly partial displays of Divine providence: and has ever been the great text-book of godly men in a state of persecution and affliction. This is what Job seems prophetically to declare.