In particular, Victor Hugo notes, ‘The book of Job is perhaps the greatest masterpiece of the human mind’ (Henry H. Halley, Pocket Bible Handbook, Chicago, 1946, p. 232). From Old Testament Institute Manual, page 23.
Proverbs 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
Job 14: 7-15 from the New English Bible translation
“If a tree is cut down, there is hope that it will sprout again and fresh shots will not fail. Though its roots grow old in the earth, and its stump is dying in the ground, if it scents water it may break into bud and make new growth like a young plant.
But a man dies, and he disappears; man comes to his end, and where is he? As the waters of a lake dwindle, or as a river shrinks and runs dry, so mortal man lies down, never to rise until the very sky splits open.
If a man dies, can he live again? He shall never be roused from his sleep. If only thou wouldst hide me in Sheol and conceal me till thy anger turns aside, if thou wouldst fix a limit for my time there, and then remember me! Then I would not lose hope…Thou wouldst summon me, and I would answer thee; thou wouldst long to see the creature thou hast made.”
“The Lord doesn’t want perfect men; He wants penitent men.” – John Baird
“And now behold, my brethren, what natural man is there that knoweth these things? I say unto you, there is none that knoweth these things, save it be the penitent.” Alma 26:21
“How do you live to be 102? Repent daily.”, Sister Carol F McConkie General Women’s Conference Sept 26, 2015
“Old paint on canvas, as it ages, sometimes becomes transparent. When that happens it is possible, in some pictures, to see the original lines: a tree will show through a woman’s dress, a child makes way for a dog, a large boat is no longer on an open sea. That is called pentimento because the painter “repented,” changed his mind.” -Lillian Hellman, Pentimento , preface.
25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Tom Cronan – Sings Amazing Grace