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13 For now should I have lain still [shakab] and been quiet [shaqat], I
should have slept [yashen]: then had I been at
14 With kings [melek] and
counsellors [ya`ats] of the earth ['erets], which built [banah]
desolate places [chorbah] for themselves;
15 Or with princes [sar] that had gold [zahab], who filled [male'] their houses [bayith] with
silver [keceph]: KJV-Interlinear
13 'For now I would have lain down and been quiet; I would
have slept then, I would have been at rest, 14 With kings and with counselors
of the earth, Who rebuilt ruins for themselves; 15 Or with princes who had gold, Who were
filling their houses with silver. NASB
Job had died shortly after his birth, he would never have accumulated any
wealth nor would he have suffered. Of course,
his suffering is in view here. He so
much wants to have been able to avoid the misery he is currently going through.
a person dies, there are two possible destinations in the immediate afterlife. First, if a person has reached the age of
accountability, and has refused to believe in Christ, then he or she goes to
Torments. That is one of the four compartments in the underworld. The underworld is called Hades.
a person has believed in Christ, or has not reached the age of accountability,
then when he or she dies, their immediate destination, for Old Testament folks,
was Paradise. That is another of the
four compartments in the underworld.
the Cross, Christ led all of those believers, who were in Paradise and also
called captives, out of Paradise and into Heaven. Today, Paradise is empty and has been empty
ever since the Cross.
the Cross, when any believer, or any person who has not reached the age of
accountability, dies, then he or she goes directly to heaven. Anyone who has not reached the age of
accountability and dies, is automatically saved.
are all temporary holding places.
Torments is a miserable holding area for all unbelievers. They will all remain there until the Great
White Throne, which will occur at the end of human history, at the end of the
Millennium, and from there they will go into the Lake of Fire. Thus will be the
end of all unbelievers, and fallen angels, and Satan.
believers are said to be in a state of resting, when they leave this
world. Our 'rest' will continue until our
resurrection. For believers of our
dispensation, the Church Age, our resurrection will be at the Rapture. For
other dispensational believer groups, their resurrections will come at the
Second Advent or at the end of the Millennium, whichever is appropriate for
anyone leaves this world, they leave everything worldly, behind. The unbeliever has a body and soul only. The body remains behind and decays, and their
soul with their human life residing in it, goes on to Torments. None of their earthly possessions follow them
into their afterlife.
believers have a body, soul and spirit.
Again, the body remains behind to decay, and the soul with its human
life, together with the human spirit with its eternal life, go on to
heaven. Still, none of our worldly
possessions follow us to heaven. Every
worldly possession remains behind, just as the physical body remains behind.
is well aware of this, and even in his great agony and misery, his thoughts are
clear as to what happens to a person when they die.
a person dying in infancy, 'rest' is his destination. If the infant had not been saved, then
torments would have been the destination.
ventures that he would have had rest, peace, and quiet, following his death as
an infant. No misery, no pain, no agony,
none of the suffering he is now experiencing.
All of those things would never have occurred. He would just be at peace, resting until the
death, he would have been in the same position as kings and princes, and people
of renown. Regardless of what one
accumulates or accomplishes in life, in death we are all equal with respect to
our worldly wealth and status. An infant
is no worse off than the richest of the rich, or the royalest of the royal. Likewise, all and greatest of the greats, all
of the royalty and celebrities of history are no better off than any infant
that has died without ever having the opportunity of experiencing life.
is sleep, rest is rest, and no one, no matter who they are, will sleep or rest
any differently in death, than anyone else.
Job reasons that if he had died in infancy, then he would have been no worse
off than if he had lived a thousand lives.
All of his camels, all of his sheep, all of his donkeys, even all of his
children, which he has lost, even his health, would have made no difference to
his condition after death.
are born into this world with nothing and we leave this world with no worldly
goods. All of the gold and silver, and
status that one can accumulate or accomplish mean nothing, when a person has
crossed over the line from life to death.
mentioned yet, but will be mentioned later, is the fact that the only
possession of value that a person can take with them into the afterlife, is
their spiritual growth. Your spiritual
life is your greatest and most valuable possession. You can only build up your spiritual life,
during this life, therefore it should become your number one priority in life.
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