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23 Why is light given to a man [geber] whose way [derek] is hid [cathar], and whom God ['elowahh]
hath hedged in [cakak]?
24 For my sighing ['anachah] cometh [bow'] before [paniym] I eat [lechem], and my
roarings [shaagah] are poured out [nathak] like the waters [mayim].
25 For the thing which I greatly [pachad] feared [pachad] is come ['athah] upon me, and that which I was afraid [yagor] of is come [bow'] unto me. KJV-Interlinear
23 'Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, And whom
God has hedged in? 24 'For my groaning
comes at the sight of my food, And my cries pour out like water. 25 'For what I fear comes upon me, And what I
dread befalls me. NASB
are nearing the end of this chapter, and though it has been filled with the
woes of Job, there is an even greater picture we need to consider.
know that there are only two possible environments in which you can live. The first is the jungle of this world, and
the second is the spiritual environment in which God provides us with all of
our access to Him.
jungle has its ruler, who is Satan.
Satan does not rule directly, but through the influence of his policies
as well as the negative attitude of humanity.
Negative attitude toward God, Christ, and doctrine, that is.
describes his miseries. He has given us
a picture of his aches and pains. And,
combined with their duration, he has given us his outlook on life.
the jungle of this world, or within the environment in which God, Christ, and
doctrine are ignored, then the laws of the jungle are in force. Those laws favor no one, and are cruel to
everyone. Choosing to live out your life,
from within the boundaries of the jungle, is a fool's choice. Satan initiated Job's problems, and then
walked away leaving Job to his own devices.
Job can do is look misery in the eye and feel total helplessness and doom for
continues his rhetorical questions. Why
is man given life? Why, when God has
apparently entrapped him in his misery?
in, here does not have the same meaning as when it was referenced before. When Satan complained of Jobs' being hedged
in, he was referring to the protection, which God had placed around Job. But now Job uses the same term, but with a
be hedged in, that is to be hedged inside the jungle environment, then one is
trapped. God does not toss each one of
us into that trap, we walk into it of our own accord. We become obscured, darkened, hidden, confined,
imprisoned, and lost in the very thick fog of life.
that trap, we can neither see where we are, nor the path we should take to
escape. On our own, we are totally lost,
alone, helpless, and with no one to help, we are doomed.
is left with his groaning. And just as
food comes to us on a repetitive and daily basis, so too the pains and miseries
of life in the jungle will return and return continually. And, there will be nothing that you can do to
stop it all.
roaring is like that of a lion. His
groans are like that of pouring water.
They are loud and continual, but the anguish of pain in life cannot be
cured by means of tears, or cries.
there. It will be alright.' This is a comment that does not solve ones
is Job left with? Fear. And not just one fear, but a system of
fears. Job did not fear the affliction
of his disease. Job did not fear losing
all of his worldly possessions.
once adversity had entangled him with its tenacious grip, then Job was
inundated with fears.
fear possesses you, then all of your forebodings become accomplished within
your own mind.
we are nearly at the end of this third chapter.
Job has been in pain and misery for quite some time now. His misery has made him somewhat delusional,
even though his comments have contained some factual truths.
overall picture presented here is one of helplessness, when one lives within
the environment preferred by Satan, or evil, or better stated, your negative
attitude toward truth.
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