Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
He that reproveth
If he is pleased to contend with him, he can't answer him one time in a thousand.
Why do you strive against him, because he doesn't give account of any of his matters?
Whatever has been, its name was given long ago; and it is known what man is; neither can he contend with him who is mightier than he.
Woe to him who strives with his Maker, a clay pot among the clay pots of the earth. Shall the clay ask him who fashions it, 'What are you making?' or your work, 'He has no hands?'
He is near who justifies me; who will bring charges against me? Let us stand up together: who is my adversary? Let him come near to me.
1 Corinthians 10:22
Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
Who did he take counsel with, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding?
1 Corinthians 2:16
For "who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.
He that reproveth
"Why did I not die from the womb? Why did I not give up the spirit when my mother bore me?
Am I a sea, or a sea monster, that you put a guard over me?
For he breaks me with a storm, and multiplies my wounds without cause.
Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise the work of your hands, and smile on the counsel of the wicked?
withdraw your hand far from me; and do not let your terror make me afraid.
But now you number my steps. Do you not watch over my sin?
God delivers me to the ungodly, and casts me into the hands of the wicked.
know now that God has subverted me, and has surrounded me with his net.
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, Shaddai, who has made my soul bitter.
You have turned to be cruel to me. With the might of your hand you persecute me.
"What do you mean, that you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?'
When they received it, they murmured against the master of the household,
You will say then to me, "Why does he still find fault? For who withstands his will?"
"For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"
But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you,