Pastor Ron Roddey
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, October 20, 2013
Job Chapter 23
23:1 Then Job answered and said,
23:2 Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my
23:3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to
23:4 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with
23:5 I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand
what he would say unto me.
23:6 Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put
strength in me.
23:7 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be
delivered for ever from my judge.
23:8 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I
cannot perceive him:
23:9 On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he
hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:
23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall
come forth as gold.
23:11 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not
23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have
esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
23:13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul
desireth, even that he doeth.
23:14 For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many
such things are with him.
23:15 Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am
afraid of him.
23:16 For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:
23:17 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he
covered the darkness from my face.