Dr. Charles R. Peters
"How Can A Man Be Just With God?"
Smith Grove Baptist Church
Colfax, North Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, October 28, 2018
Job Chapter 9
9:1 Then Job answered and said,
9:2 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?
9:3 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.
9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened
himself against him, and hath prospered?
9:5 Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth
them in his anger.
9:6 Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof
9:7 Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the
9:8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves
of the sea.
9:9 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the
9:10 Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without
9:11 Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I
perceive him not.
9:12 Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him,
What doest thou?
9:13 If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop
9:14 How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to reason
9:15 Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would
make supplication to my judge.
9:16 If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe
that he had hearkened unto my voice.
9:17 For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds
9:18 He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with
9:19 If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who
shall set me a time to plead?
9:20 If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I
am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.
9:21 Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would
despise my life.
9:22 This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect
and the wicked.
9:23 If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the
9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the
faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?
9:25 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no
9:26 They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth
to the prey.
9:27 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my
heaviness, and comfort myself:
9:28 I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me
9:29 If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain?
9:30 If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean;
9:31 Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall
9:32 For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we
should come together in judgment.
9:33 Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand
upon us both.
9:34 Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:
9:35 Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.