be as meek as you can

Job 41


None [is so] fierce that dare stir him up:
who then is able to stand before me?
This is the chapter of the Bible about...

The Leviathan!

When we hear about whatever this is, it's only 1 of the creatures that the Lord has made. The Lord Himself is even so much more incredible.

We should make sure to not be proud, (especially today, because I'm reading this chapter today.) We should be as "meek", or humble, as we can.


we can't save ourselves

Job 40


Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.
We should never think we're like the Lord.
Instead, we need to be praying for the Lord to help us.


the Lord is greater

Job 39


Doth the eagle mount up at thy command,
and make her nest on high?
When we see things in nature, we should understand that the Lord does these things, not us. We should admit that He is much greater than we are.


know what you talk about

Job 38


Who [is] this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
We don't know anywhere near as much as the Lord knows.
We shouldn't talk like we do.


hear attentively

Job 37


Hear attentively the noise of his voice,
and the sound [that] goeth out of his mouth.
We should listen and pay attention to the Lord's Word.


nobody can accuse God

Job 36


Who hath enjoined him his way?
or who can say,
Thou hast wrought iniquity?
How could anybody tell the Lord, "You've done iniquity"?

We shouldn't accuse the Lord of doing something wrong.


words without knowledge

Job 35


Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain;
he multiplieth words without knowledge.
We shouldn't open our mouths in vain or say more and more words without knowledge.


teach me what I don't see

Job 34


[That which] I see not teach thou me:
if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
One of my friends talked about when we go through a hard time. He said it's good to ask the Lord what the Lord wants to do in the situation.

We should ask the Lord, "[That which] I see not teach thou me."


confess your sins

Job 33


He looketh upon men,
and [if any] say,
I have sinned,
and perverted [that which was] right,
and it profited me not;
We should confess our sins.


we aren't more just than God

Job 32


Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite,
of the kindred of Ram:
against Job was his wrath kindled,
because he justified himself rather than God.
When we're talking about the Lord and ourselves, we shouldn't talk like we're righteous, and the Lord isn't fair.

We should admit that the Lord is the 1 who's just.


don't hide your sin

Job 31


If I covered my transgressions as Adam,
by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:
We should confess the bad things we do, and not "cover" or hide our sin.


put on righteousness

Job 29


I put on righteousness, and it clothed me:
my judgment [was] as a robe and a diadem.
Job was a picture of Jesus. Jesus was so righteous that He put righteousness on like clothes.

We should follow the example and put righteousness on like that.


fear the Lord for wisdom

Job 28


And unto man he said,
Behold, the fear of the Lord, that [is] wisdom;
and to depart from evil [is] understanding.
If we're trying to get wisdom, we should fear the Lord and go away from evil.


don't speak wickedness

Job 27


My lips shall not speak wickedness,
nor my tongue utter deceit.
We should think before we say something, to make sure it isn't wicked or dishonest.


don't be proud

Job 26


He divideth the sea with his power,
and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud.
The Lord hits the proud hard, so we shouldn't be proud.


worship the Lord

Job 25


Dominion and fear [are] with him,
he maketh peace in his high places.
The Lord is great, and we should be determined to worship Him, no matter how we feel.


sin will be judged

Job 24


They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low;
they are taken out of the way as all [other], and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.
Wicked people won't have a good time forever.

We shouldn't sin, because there is judgment.


Bible before food

Job 23


Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips;
I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary [food].
We should treat the Lord's Words as more important than our food.


be honest

Job 21


How then comfort ye me in vain,
seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?
We shouldn't be dishonest.


joy from sin is short

Job 20


That the triumphing of the wicked [is] short,
and the joy of the hypocrite [but] for a moment?
The pleasure of sin is just for a season.

In the place where the Lord is, there's pleasure forever.

Remember this when you're tempted today, and don't choose sin.


I know my Redeemer lives

Job 19


For I know [that] my redeemer liveth,
and [that] he shall stand at the latter [day] upon the earth:
The Lord Jesus Christ is our redeemer. Even when we have a hard time, our redeemer is still alive.

Jesus stood on the earth when He came to suffer and died on the cross. He came back to be alive again, after He had been dead. We become His people by believing these things, and praying to ask Him to save us.

When we have a hard time, we should know that our Redeemer lives.


pray for wicked people

Job 18


the light of the wicked shall be put out,
and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
When we hear people doing wicked things, we shouldn't hate them.

We should pity them and pray for them.

Thanks to Jacob for part of this idea.


look forward to the Lord

Job 17


My days are past,
my purposes are broken off,
[even] the thoughts of my heart.
We tend to "dream" and look forward to things of this world. We might end up in unpleasant situations. Then we would be disappointed.

We should set our hope on the Lord. We won't be disappointed if our thoughts are for Him.


remember Jesus suffered

Job 16


They have gaped upon me with their mouth;
they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully;
they have gathered themselves together against me.
This is a good verse to remember how Jesus suffered... for our sin, not for His own.


life is short. do what's right

Job 14


He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down:
he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
Our earthly lives are short and fragile. We should be ready for them to end.

Do what's right while you can.


don't forge lies

Job 13


But ye [are] forgers of lies, ye [are] all physicians of no value.
Make sure to tell the truth.


4 things we need

Job 12


With him [is] wisdom and strength,
he hath counsel and understanding.
The Lord has these 4 things. We should should ask the Lord for them when we need them.
  1. wisdom
  2. strength
  3. counsel
  4. understanding


don't assume evil

Job 11

From part of v6b:

...Know therefore that God exacteth of thee [less] than thine iniquity [deserveth].
In this verse, Job's friend was talking about how Job was in a hard situation.

Job's friend just assumed that Job must have have done a really evil thing.

We shouldn't assume that people have done some sin, when we don't really know.
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