J O B
"You have heard of the patience of Job," says the
apostle, Jam. v. 11. So we
have, and of his impatience too. We wondered that a man should be
so patient as he was (ch.
i. and ii.), but we wonder also that a good man should
be so impatient as he is in this chapter, where we find him cursing
his day, and, in passion, I. Complaining that he was born,
ver. 1-10. II.
Complaining that he did not die as soon as he was born, ver. 11-19. III. Complaining that
his life was now continued when he was in misery, ver. 20-26. In this it must be
owned that Job sinned with his lips, and it is written, not for our
imitation, but our admonition, that he who thinks he stands may
take heed lest he fall.