Daily Bible Nugget #773, Job 23:12

The Nugget:

Job 23:12  Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. (KJV)

Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have laid up the words of his mouth more than the purpose of my own heart. (Darby)

Job 23:12 I have never gone against the orders of his lips; the words of his mouth have been stored up in my heart. (Basic English Bible)

Job 23:12  I always do what God commands; I follow his will, not my own desires. (Good News Bible)

My Comment:

Job states he treasured God’s Word more than his daily portion of food.

We have God’s written Word, the Bible, in convenient to read forms unknown and unimaginable in Job’s day!

We all need to get more serious and spend time daily with God by reading and hearing God’s Word in the Bible.

I have found by personal experience that to benefit the most from what the Bible has to offer, it is best to read it long enough each day (20 minutes or more) and often enough each week (at least four days a week) on a continuing basis. Start this process by reading from the New Testament first.

For me, after reading the New Testament and Proverbs this way for about two and a half months–from this time in August until the first week in November–I experienced the life-changing effects that knowing Christ (John 17:3) brings.

Very often, learning about and following through with a simple idea like this is all that it takes to uplift your life. Try it for yourself.

To study Job 23:12 much more deeply, read the cross references for this verse as given in the Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury, shared below:

Job 23:12
Neither. Job 1:1; Job 1:8; Job 4:6; Job 24:13, Isa 38:3, *Joh 6:66, 67, 68, 69; *Joh 8:31, *Act 14:22, +*Heb 10:38; +*Heb 10:39, *1Jn 2:19.

gone back. Psa 44:18, +*Gal 4:9; +*Gal 4:10 note.

from the commandment. Job 33:9, 1Ki 9:4; +**1Ki 13:9 note.

I have esteemed. Heb. hid, or, laid up. T1083, *Job 22:22. Ezr 8:12, **Psa 1:2; +**Psa 19:7; +**Psa 19:9; +**Psa 19:10; **+Psa 119:11; Psa 119:14; Psa 119:20; Psa 119:47; **Psa 119:103; Psa 119:127; Psa 119:143, *Pro 2:1; Pro 2:10; Pro 10:21, **Jer 15:16, Eze 3:3, Joh 4:32; Joh 4:34, Rom 7:22, **1Pe 2:2, Rev 10:9.

the words of his mouth. Job 6:10, Psa 40:8, Isa 40:8, +*Luk 8:15, Joh 15:7, +**Act 17:11, +*Col 3:16.

more than. *Gen 24:33, Ezr 10:6.

necessary food. or, appointed portion. FS171E9, +Gen 47:22. Job 23:14, Job 14:5; Job 14:13, Ezr 10:6, Pro 30:8; Pro 31:15, Mat 6:11, +*Luk 12:42; Luk 12:46.


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One Response to Daily Bible Nugget #773, Job 23:12

  1. ken sagely says:

    Hello jerry enjoying your exposition of job 23.12 i have been blessed from the ntsk revised encouraging cross ref. John 8.31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed 32
    And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. 1 John 2,19 They
    went out from us,but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would
    no doubt have continued with us; but they went out, that they might be made
    manifest that they were not all of us. Jeremiah 15.16 Thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart. PSALM 119.103 How sweet are Thy Words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth

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