Job 22:23 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.
Eliphaz, in this utterance, spoke a great truth, which is the summary
of many an inspired Scripture.
Reader, has sin pulled you down? Have
you become like a ruin?
Has the hand of the LORD gone out against you so
that in estate you are impoverished and in spirit you are broken down?
Was it your own folly which brought upon you all this dilapidation? Then
the first thing to be done is to return to the LORD.
repentance and sincere faith find your way back from your backsliding.
It is your duty, for you have turned away from Him whom you professed to
It is your wisdom, for you cannot strive against Him and
It is your immediate necessity, for what He has done is nothing
compared to what He may do in the way of chastisement, since He is
Almighty to punish.
See what a promise invites you! You shall be "built up." None but the
Almighty can set up the fallen pillars and restore the tottering walls
of your condition; but He can and He will do it if you return to Him.
Your crushed mind may quite fail you if you go on to rebel;
but hearty confession will ease you, and humble faith will console you.
Do this, and all will be well.