Sabbath Reflection

I found this in Joseph Caryl’s commentary on Job, volume 3, p. 309:

He hath nowhere to rest, who hath not Christ to rest upon: he is always out of the way, who is not in Him, Who is the way (spelling and capitilization modernized).



  1. July 1, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    From the same page:

    “Who is a perfect man, in the language of Scripture, and wherein this perfection consists hath been opened, more than once, already and, therefore, I shall not stay upon it here. Only in general, the perfect man is the man in the highest form of holiness – a man full of knowledge, faith, and good works, one of the first three in grace. Yea, he may be the first of the three, yet all this is no security against the sorest affliction, against affliction to destruction temporal. “He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.”

  2. Jared Nelson said,

    July 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I am heartened that others like Joseph Caryl have found Christ in Job, as the rest of souls weary of sin and misery that we have sown and harvested. I sat in a week of seminary courses on Job [at a non-Reformed seminary] where Christ was never mentioned, and I was greatly depressed by it and could not understand why until I saw Jesus was the hope of resurrection to the despair of Job 14, the hoped for Redeemer of Job 19, The mediator that is called for in Job 9, the God who is near, when he feels distant in Job 23, and he is the righteous one who is wronged throughout, the truly innocent sufferer for this truly guilt man. Job drives you to Christ or drives you to despair. It drove me to tears of depression before tears of joy.

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