You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
27 Lo this, we have searched [chaqar] it, so it is; hear [shama`]
it, and know [yada`] thou it for thy good. KJV-Interlinear
27 'Behold this, we have investigated it, thus it is; Hear
it, and know for yourself.' NASB
has given us an excellent description of truth in these past couple of
chapters. Although he is in error in his
certainty that these principles are applicable to Job's problems, we can learn
a great deal of doctrine from his comments.
was not a dummy. He was not a
caveman. He lived nearly 4500 years ago
and did not have access to our modern technology. No television or radio, no internet, no
modern universities, no modern library of books or bookstores, no cars, trains,
or airplanes, Eliphaz had none of these.
as a contemporary of Job, most likely lived into his 200's of years. What can we say about that, when our average
lifefont is only in the 70's or 80's of years in our modern day of vitamins and
sex helper pills.
yet living so long, he probably was able to travel about somewhat, and observe
history and humanity. He does not claim
to be the deliverer of a divine message, but explains that his beliefs are the
product of his observations and life experiences.
learned a great deal of Bible doctrine from simply observing life in his
too can learn a great deal of doctrine by our contemporary observations, if
only we would take the time. Nothing in
life comes by accident. Jesus Christ
controls history. It is not unusual that
two men died recently with completely opposite histories and outlooks on life,
our President Ford and Iraq's Saddam.
passed on to the next life with quiet honor, while the other passed to the next
life with dishonor. No doubt that by now
you have seen the actual execution video online, as well as the funeral
ceremonies of President Ford on the television.
A stark contrast divides the two men.
graphic as these images might be in death, the contrasts of these two men should
awaken people to the graphic differences between the spiritual life and the
non-spiritual life, in life.
so, Eliphaz has searched out, he was proactive, he was interested, he was
driven by his own self-motivation to learn.
And even though he is in error with respect to Job, he still knows a
great deal of Bible doctrine, which he 'searched out' in order to learn the
truths of life.
self-motivation which he displayed, is something that is lacking all too often
in our present day.
Eliphaz states, is the summary of his wisdom derived from what he has learned
and experienced during his life. And
therefore, you as a student in the Word of God, should take heed and learn, and
know, and understand Gods Word, for your own good.
barbarism, paganism, even the Quran and religion in general, have done nothing
toward solving the problems of the sin nature.
Instead, they actually perpetuate and exacerbate the problems of life.
the Bible, civilization would decline and fall almost instantly into
oblivion. The only reason that we are
here today, is due to the grace of God.
Apart from the instruction and influence from the Bible, murder, envy and malice, hate, and the offering of hundreds
at a time of human victims to ruthless deities, and ego driven tyrants would
rule the day. A day that would bring
humanity to extinction in just a matter of a few short years.
in fact, that is exactly the course that humanity will follow, when the
Tribulation begins at some point in the future.
thousands of years of history behind us, man in general will have learned
nothing. And yet Eliphaz, having lived a
very long time ago, knows more than the average person in our modern day. Why?
Because he wanted to learn, and he took the time to discover doctrine
and life. Something that most folks
don't take the time to do.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.