Job 22:21 - Getting to know God brings peace and blessings beyond conprehension.

Job 22:21; Getting to know God brings peace and blessings beyond 

Job 22:21 (KJV)  Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: 
thereby good shall come unto thee. 

Job 22:21 (NIV)  "Submit to God and be at peace with him; in 
this way prosperity will come to you. 


Eliphaz's Third Response to Job
Make Peace with God


1 Chron. 28:9 (KJV)  And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God 
of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a 
willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all 
the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found 
of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.  

Acts 10:36 (KJV)  The word which God sent unto the children of 
Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)  

Ephes. 2:14 (KJV)  For he is our peace, who hath made both one, 
and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;  

Philip. 4:7 (KJV)  And the peace of God, which passeth all 
understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  

John 17:3 (KJV)  And this is life eternal, that they might know 
thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.  

1 John 5:11, 12  And this is the record, that God hath given to 
us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.  He that hath the Son 
hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.  


This verse begins Eliphaz' appeal to Job to mend his ways. 
Eliphaz takes it for granted that Job is a sinner, wholly unreconciled 
to God and unacquainted with Him. The appeal is beautiful but 
incorrectly applied. [SDA Commentary] 

Eliphaz makes one last attempt to reach Job. In many ways it is 
a commendable call to repentance: Submit to God (v. 21), lay up 
God's words in your heart (v. 22), return to the Almighty and forsake 
wickedness (v. 23), find your delight in God rather than in gold (vv. 
24-26), pray and obey (v. 27) and become concerned about sinners (vv. 
29-30). [NIV SB] 

An analysis of the "good" that results from communion with God 
reveals that it includes the following: (1) pardon of sin, (2) assurance 
of salvation, (3) peace of conscience, (4) victory over sin, (5) 
support in trial, (6) joy of service, (7) citizenship in the kingdom of 
glory. [SDA Commentary] 

When the mind of man is brought into communion with the mind of 
God, the finite with the Infinite, the effect on body and mind and 
soul is beyond estimate. In such communion is found the highest 
education. It is God's own method of development. "Acquaint now thyself 
with Him" (Job 22:21), is His message to mankind.  {AA 126.1} 

If we would rightly "acquaint ourselves with God, and be at 
peace," we must know him as he has revealed himself, not only in the 
unity of his essence and subsistence, but also in the plurality of his 
persons. God said, "Let us make man in our own image"-let not man be 
content until he knows something of the "us" from whom his being was 
derived. Endeavour to know the Father; bury your head in his bosom in 
deep repentance, and confess that you are not worthy to be called his 
son; receive the kiss of his love; let the ring which is the token of 
his eternal faithfulness be on your finger; sit at his table and let 
your heart make merry in his grace. Then press forward and seek to 
know much of the Son of God who is the brightness of his Father's 
glory, and yet in unspeakable condescension of grace became man for our 
sakes; know him in the singular complexity of his nature: eternal God, 
and yet suffering, finite man; follow him as he walks the waters 
with the tread of deity, and as he sits upon the well in the 
weariness of humanity. Be not satisfied unless you know much of Jesus 
Christ as your Friend, your Brother, your Husband, your all. Forget not 
the Holy Spirit; endeavour to obtain a clear view of his nature and 
character, his attributes, and his works. Behold that Spirit of the Lord, 
who first of all moved upon chaos, and brought forth order; who now 
visits the chaos of your soul, and creates the order of holiness. 
Behold him as the Lord and giver of spiritual life, the Illuminator, 
the Instructor, the Comforter, and the Sanctifier. Behold him as, 
like holy unction, he descends upon the head of Jesus, and then 
afterwards rests upon you who are as the skirts of his garments. Such an 
intelligent, scriptural, and experimental belief in the Trinity in Unity is 
yours if you truly know God; and such knowledge brings peace indeed. 
[Morning and Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon]