The Blessedness of Acquaintance with God
Job 22:21
Acquaint now yourself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come to you.

I. THE EXHORTATION CONTAINED IN THE TEXT. Naturally, we are ignorant of God; we are not at peace with God, but at enmity against Him. To acquaint ourselves with God, we must make ourselves acquainted with the revelation which God has made us respecting Himself and His will. We must make a heartfelt and experimental knowledge of Him the object of our unceasing pursuit. We must seek to be at peace with Him, by laying down our rebellion, asking pardon, and imploring the renewing and sanctifying influences of His Holy Spirit.


1. Thou shalt have that pardon and reconciliation which thou seekest.

2. Every temporal blessing which is really "good" for you shall be secured to you.

3. You shall be satisfied that God hears your prayers, and that His blessing rests upon your undertakings.

4. Your case shall serve as an encouragement to others to proceed in those steps which you have found to lead to such inestimable blessings.

5. Your example, and conduct, and prayers will have a tendency to do "good" to your country, and to bring down God's blessing upon that.

6. The eternal good shall "come to them" — that complete deliverance from all evil, and that complete enjoyment of all "good," which will be their portion forever.

(John Natt, B. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.

WEB: "Acquaint yourself with him, now, and be at peace. Thereby good shall come to you.

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