Monday, March 27, 2006

Strength & Support

1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered, 2 "If one ventures a word with you, will you become impatient? But (A) who can refrain from speaking?

3 "Behold (B) you have admonished many, and you have strengthened weak hands.

4 "Your words have helped the tottering to stand, and you have strengthened feeble knees.

5 "But now it has come to you, and you (C) are impatient; it (D) touches you, and you are dismayed.

6 "Is not your [a](E) fear of God (F) your confidence, and the integrity of your ways your hope?

7 "Remember now, (G) who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright destroyed?

8 "According to what I have seen, (H) those who plow iniquity and those who sow trouble harvest it.

9 "By (I) the breath of God they perish, and (J) by the blast of His anger they come to an end.

10 "The (K) roaring of the lion and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions are broken.

11 "The (L) lion perishes for lack of prey, and the (M) whelps of the lioness are scattered.

-Job 4:1-11

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Speaking of strength and support, I cold use some from my contributors to keep the lights on for the next few days. I am literally to swamped at work to breathe, and aside from these Scriptural homilies won't be able to blog for a while. So rest assured I haven't gone AWOL.