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My Necessary Food - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... the words of His mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12). The book of Job is probably the oldest book in the Bible, written even before the Mosaic laws had been inscribed; yet Job knew at least some of God’s commandments,...
The Good Part - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... than service and food. Long, long before, the patriarch Job, whom God had said was “a perfect and an upright man” with “none like him in the earth” (Job 1:8), had also chosen that good part. “I have esteemed the...
Feeding On Truth Or Wind - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... as much a daily need for the soul as bread for the body. As Job said long ago: “I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12). Moses testified as follows: “And He humbled thee, and suffered thee...
Job 23:12
... have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary...
The Higher Law - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... and Abraham obeyed them. So did the ancient patriarch Job (note Job 23:12). The courts of our country, however, have now seen fit to ban even the Ten Commandments from the schools, and God’s laws are violated everywhere. Therefore,...
Job 1:5: offered burnt offerings - Study Note
... offered burnt offerings. Even though Job was “perfect and upright,” he was careful to offer sacrificial offerings regularly, both for himself and his family, recognizing that their sins, whether willful sins or sins done in...
Job 22:22: lay up his words - Study Note
... lay up his words. Eliphaz, like Job (see Job 23:12), was aware that God had revealed his divine laws to men, even though they were unacquainted with the Mosaic laws given later at...
Job 6:10: words of the Holy One - Study Note
... words of the Holy One. Job had access somehow to “the words of the Holy One,” either by direct inspiration or, more likely, through some primitive Scriptures, which were only for the ages before the call of Moses (note Job...
Job 23:12: the commandment - Study Note
... the commandment. See note on Job 22:22; also Genesis 26:5. Although it is now lost to us, God had given early man some kind of law code, long before Moses. Whatever this was, it was eventually superseded by the Mosaic laws and the rest of the...
Job 23:12: necessary food - Study Note
... necessary food. Job loved and esteemed the words of God, in whatever form he may have had them. God’s Word as our spiritual sustenance, is frequently compared to physical food (Psalm 19:10; Matthew 4:4; Hebrews 5:13-14; I Peter...
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