Pastor Ron Roddey
"The Good Old Days"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Job Chapter 29
29:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
29:2 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved
29:3 When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked
29:4 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon
29:5 When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me;
29:6 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out
rivers of oil;
29:7 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my
seat in the street!
29:8 The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged arose, and
29:9 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.
29:10 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof
of their mouth.
29:11 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw
me, it gave witness to me:
29:12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and
him that had none to help him.
29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I
caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a
robe and a diadem.
29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
29:16 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I
29:17 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of
29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days
as the sand.
29:19 My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night
upon my branch.
29:20 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.
29:21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.
29:22 After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon
29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their
mouth wide as for the latter rain.
29:24 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my
countenance they cast not down.
29:25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the
army, as one that comforteth the mourners.