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11 Why died [muwth] I not from
the womb [rechem]? why did I not give up the
ghost [gava`] when I came out [yatsa'] of the belly [beten]?
12 Why did the knees [berek] prevent [qadam] me? or why
the breasts [shad] that I should suck [yanaq]? KJV-Interlinear
11 'Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and
expire? 12 'Why did the knees receive
me, And why the breasts, that I should suck?
cannot go back in time and change the calendar.
He cannot prevent or extinguish the day of his birth. He cannot wipe from history the night of his
conception nor the activities of his parents.
He cannot enlist the powers of the sorcerers, because their powers
simply do not exist. He can't halt the
revolution of planet earth around the sun.
He can't turn back the calendar and halt time.
a person is really hurting, the thought process borders on the absurd, but not
because of being crazy, but because the pain manifests the magnitude of ones
helplessness in this life.
is really the status of all of our lives, regardless of our circumstances. We don't have to be in pain, we just have to
have been born.
Job now takes a look at another aspect of his life. The very earliest point in time that he can
die, following life.
verse eleven, he will wish that he had died immediately after birth. In verse sixteen, he will wish that he had
been a miscarriage, and therefore never have come into existence.
born, a person lives and is subject to the trials and pressures of life. But if
the infant dies immediately, or soon after the birth, then the trials and
pressures of life are never known by the baby.
could have come out of the womb, taken his first breath and died. He would still be in the plan of God for humanity. For all it takes to live is that one first
breath. God imputes human life into a
human soul at the point of birth. Those
are your second components of life, in your life.
first components are biological life in a physical body, which begins when your
momma and daddy knew each other, in the Biblical sense. Your physical body is
the vessel and biological life is the living aspect of your physical body. The first two living cells, which come from
each of your parents respectively, begin the process of forming your physical
self, while inside your mothers' womb.
physical body is incapable of sustaining itself, so God gave us all umbilical
cords such that we can obtain our life support from our mothers.
once born, that life support from momma is cut off, and now we either receive a
new mechanism of life support, or we are said to be still born, with no life
ever having entered into us.
replacement life support is Gods gift of
human life imputed into a human soul, both of which are inserted into
our physical body, giving it life support for the duration of our days on this
we die, our physical body goes back to the elements from whence it came. That is the biological portion. The body decays into corruption, and
biological life ceases. Our human life
in the soul, goes back to God from whence it originated. That is why we are said to be absent from the
body. The soul and human life are not a
part of the physical body, therefore they will never decay or rot as the
physical body does after death.
soul, with its human life inside, continue onto forever life and will be
assigned an appropriate eternal reward or judgment, depending on whether one
has believed in Christ, or not.
one small technical aspect comes into play here. God is fair.
God is not unfair o anyone who has never grown to an age of
responsibility. That is the age in which
a person knows of God, knows of the Savior, and has made a conscious decision
to reject the Savior.
babies are saved automatically. That
lesson comes from the study of David, when he lost his first child. But Job emphasizes it here through the results
of dying as an infant. But we need a few
more verses to develop this entire principle.
Yet basically, common sense should give you a clear view of life. Be careful when getting emotional over ideas
that you might find offensive to your traditional beliefs.
you accept or reject anything, it is always better to keep an open mind until
such time as you discover further proof for or against, any Biblical principle.
Job clearly states his understanding of life after emerging from the womb. Those friends who are with him, will not
disagree with his basic understanding.
Back in Job's time, even without the modern medical sciences we have
today, folks knew of the basic principles of life.
do not create human life. People only
perpetuate biological life. God and God
alone creates human life. God appoints
and inserts each of our lives into history as he sees fit. Over this, we have no say, and neither do our
parents. The very best that humanity can boast about is the creation of a blob
of flesh. God gives it life.
once born, and breathing, we are in the hands of our mother. Job again complains that if his mother had
not taken him as an infant into her arms, onto her knees, and nursed him, then
he would have died of starvation.
could easily have discarded him, to let him expire. But she did not of course.
his mother hand not cared for him, then death would have soon followed.
infant can seize control over life without the support from some other
source. No human being can seize control
over life without receiving support from God.
as an infant requires support, so too, humanity requires support from another
and higher source.
will live, without that support. You
cannot exist in this life without support from God. Whether you accept it or not, whether you
know of it or not, just as the infant has no mental cognizance of its
circumstances, your life is totally dependant on God. And God can either accept you onto his knees,
or He can toss you aside.
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