Devotional Readings, M'Cheyne Bible Reading Notes

Job 22 – False Teaching…

Reading this again today I found it one of the saddest chapters in the Bible.
Maybe the lesson to be taken is not to rely on human wisdom, and two errors of which can be found in this Word of God recorded for us.

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The two I see are the outright false accusations of the Sins of Job, and the false prosperity gospel, of give and get. It is very sad. And I am glad we have chapters to follow which show forth the true picture.

2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

INTRODUCTION TO JOB 22 Gill

This chapter contains the third and last reply of Eliphaz to Job, in which he charges him with having too high an opinion of himself, of his holiness and righteousness, as if God was profited by it, and laid thereby under obligation to him, whereas he was not, Job 22:1; and as if he reproved and chastised him, because of his fear of him, whereas it was because of his sins, Job 22:4; an enumeration of which he gives, as of injustice, oppression, cruelty to the poor, and even of atheism and infidelity, for which snares and fears were around him, and various calamities, Job 22:6; and compares his way and course of life to that of the men of the old world, and the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah, and suggests that his end would be like theirs, unless he repented, Job 22:15; and then concludes with an exhortation to him to return to God by repentance, and to reform, when he should see happy times again, and enjoy much outward and inward prosperity, and be an instrument of doing much good to many, Job 22:21.

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