"Conviction Of Sin"
by Pastor David Legge
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If you have a copy of the word of God with you this evening, we're turning in our Bibles to the book of Job. The book of Job in the Old Testament - don't worry if you don't have a Bible with you, or you can't find the book of Job, you can listen as we read the word of God together. Job chapter 23, Job chapter 23, and we'll take time to read the whole chapter to get the context.
"Then Job answered and said, Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning. Oh that I knew where I might find him! That I might come even to his seat! I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments. I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me. Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me. There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge. Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him: But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? And what his soul desireth, even that he doeth. For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him. Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him". This is the verse that I want us to concentrate on this evening: "For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me: Because I was not cut off before the darkness,...