by Dr. Ed Young

(Transcribed from actual tape) October 2, 1983
9:40 a.m. Service


Job 29:2

For about seven weeks we've been studying the book of Job together. I would ask
you to open your Bibles now, if you would, to the book of Job, Chapter Number 29.
Job 29. I'm going to read only Verse 2. Job 29:2. Job is speaking and he said:

2oh that T were as in months past, as in the days when
God preserved me@ (KJV)

Let's pray together. "Father, always we come in Thy house with a feeling of ex-

pectation coupled with a feeling of need. We're here for many reasons. But, Father,

we're thankful that when Thy word is proclaimed, and as we're caught up in worship,

Thy Holy Spirit has a way of meeting our deepest needs ... yea, even our unexpected

desires. Lord, deal with us individually and collectively. You speak. Let me get

out of the way so th@,t Thy word and Thy holy and divine message might not only be

heard, but may it be received and understood and incorporated into our lifestyles.

Yea, Lord, may we never be the same because Thou has tabernacled among us in this

hour of celebration. For we make this prayer in the strong, holy name of Jesus

Christ, our Savior and our Lord. Amen."

The world knows only two kinds of speakers. Those who have something to say, and

those who have to say something. Job's friends were in the latter category.

Chapter after chapter - verse after verse - they go on and on giving advice,

challenging, philosophying, throwing in a little bit of theology, trying to explain,


trying to challenge, trying to deal with thi-s patriarch, job-s suffering. Arud titen

Job answers them in Chapter 26, and then beginning with Chap ...

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