739 Those Who Revere God Extol God in All Things

Verse 1

Though Job had never seen God or heard His words,

Job had a place in his heart for God.

His attitude toward God was “blessed be Jehovah’s name.”

He blessed God’s name without condition,

regardless of context, and bound to no reason.

Job had given his heart to God,

yielding himself to God’s control;

all his thoughts, decisions, and plans of heart

were laid open to God and not closed off.

His heart did not stand opposing God,

and he had never asked God to do or give him anything,

and he harbored no extravagant desires

that he would gain from his worship of God.

Chorus

Job didn’t talk of trades with God,

and made no requests or demands of Him.

He praised God’s name

because of God’s great power and authority

in ruling all things, ruling all things;

Job’s praise did not depend

on gaining blessing or facing disaster.

Verse 2

Job believed that whether God blesses people

or brings disaster on them,

God’s power and authority will not change;

regardless of the circumstances,

God’s name should be praised.

The fact that man is blessed by God

is because of God’s sovereignty,

and when disaster befalls man, so, too,

it’s because of God’s sovereignty.

God’s power and authority

rule and arrange everything about man;

God demonstrates this in man’s ever-changing fortune.

Regardless of one’s viewpoint,

God’s name should be praised.

This is what Job experienced

and came to know in his years of life.

All Job’s thoughts and actions

reached God’s ears and eyes,

and were seen as important to Him.

God cherished this knowledge of this man,

and treasured him for having such a heart.

Bridge

Job’s heart always waited for God’s command.

It didn’t matter what time or place,

he welcomed all things that befell him.

He made no demands of God.

He demanded of himself

to wait for, accept, face, and obey

every arrangement that came from God.

Job believed this to be his duty,

exactly what God wanted.

Chorus

Job didn’t talk of trades with God,

and made no requests or demands of Him.

He praised God’s name

because of God’s great power and authority

in ruling all things, ruling all things;

Job’s praise did not depend

on gaining blessing or facing disaster.

Adapted from “God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Himself II” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

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