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3 I have seen [ra'ah] the foolish ['eviyl] taking root [sharash]: but
suddenly [pith'owm] I cursed [naqab] his habitation [naveh]. KJV-Interlinear
3 'I have seen the foolish taking root, And I cursed his
abode immediately. NASB
now becomes emphatic. He, even he
himself, has seen the wicked. They are
easily identified. They are easily
determined. They are easily found out.
states that the sinner is always punished, even if they have prosperity in this
world. And, if they are prosperous, then
Eliphaz is not deceived by their circumstances.
can see their sin, through their veil of prosperity and habits. And knowing the sinners true nature, he,
Eliphaz, personally curses them, because God will curse them eventually. History has born this out over and over
what is wrong with this picture? Self-righteousness
and personal judging of others.
know that if you hold a witch under water long enough, then the true witch will
die, and if a person is not a witch, then God will deliver them. Does that sound reasonable?
a person lives in a place long enough, then if weather, or disaster, or
flooding, or tornadoes, or any catastrophe strikes them, then they are being
judged by God for their sins.
a person lives long enough, then if they become sick with the flu, or injured
in an accident, or lose their job, or lose their business, or lose their
family, or lose their marriage, or if anything in this life happens to them,
then is it not their sins, which have brought them their just punishment?
in this, Eliphaz becomes a prophet.
However, his prophecy is hindsight, not foresight. He sees the difficulty and then pronounces
this, Eliphaz is judgmental, and in his telling Job, he becomes a gossip. Both of which are wrong. The world is full of those who are
opinionated. They will tell you like it
is, and they will not be swayed from their beliefs. Of course, if anything negative happens to
them, then it will be for other reasons.
person has the capabilities of God. No
person has the ability to look inside another person's soul, and determine his
or her spiritual status.
of us can look at a person's circumstances and determine whether or not they
are under Gods blessing, whether or not they are under Gods cursing, or whether
or not they are simply under Gods consent to be as they are.
rich person may be rich only because God is allowing him to provide jobs or
support of some type, for other people.
A poor man may be poor because God is training him to rely on God,
rather than on money.
can look at anyone in this world and certainly come to a knowledge of a
person's spiritual status, by observation, by listening to their comments and so
forth. The path to ones soul is not
through their eyes, but by means of their mouth. The mouth reveals the true self sooner or
are folks that are really good at deception.
And with them it takes a long time to gain an understanding of ther true
thoughts and motives.
professes to be able to determine the sinful state of others, almost instantly. That is something that is nearly impossible
for any person. Job is being
judged. He is being judged politely thus
far, but judged just the same. And yet
God has already given us Job's evaluation, 'blameless and upright none like
him in all the world.'
now, what of Eliphaz's claim and innuendo regarding Job?
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