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Responsive Readings

SELECTION 17

THE MAJESTY OF LIFE

Job xi, xxxvii


CANST thou by searching find out God?
Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?
It is high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than Sheol; what canst thou know?
The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
God thundereth marvellously with his voice;
Great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
Dost thou know how God layeth his charge upon them, and causeth the lightning of his cloud to shine?
Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge?
Canst thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong as a molten mirror?
Teach us what we shall say unto him;
For we cannot set our speech in order by reason of darkness.
God hath upon him terrible majesty. Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out:
He is excellent in power; and in justice and plenteous righteousness he will not afflict.

Proverbs iii


TRUST in the Lord with all thy heart,
And lean not upon thine own understanding:
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will direct thy paths.
Then shalt thou walk in thy way securely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid:
Yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh:
For the Lord will be thy confidence, and will keep thy foot from being taken.