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Job 6:4



4 For the arrows [chets] of the Almighty [Shadday] are within [`immad] me, the poison [chemah] whereof drinketh up [shathah] my spirit [ruwach]: the terrors [bi`uwthiym] of God ['elowahh] do set themselves in array [`arak] against me. KJV-Interlinear



4 'For the arrows of the Almighty are within me; Their poison my spirit drinks; The terrors of God are arrayed against me. NASB

The entire Bible, from the books of Genesis to Revelation, has but one subject. That subject is the promised Savior, the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

The entire Bible, from the books of Genesis to Revelation, is one long series of parables teaching us spiritual principles using the experiences of folks in this world.

Since people generally live their lives outside of the fellowship sphere, then spiritual information is virtually useless to them. The things of the spirit are foolishness to the carnal man. So God teaches by means of parables, using the activities of the world, which we can relate to, to teach spiritual principles.

Job is a real person, for certain, but the book of Job is not about Job per se, it is about the sufferings of Christ specifically and the sufferings that we as growing believers in Christ, may very well endure, in lesser varying degrees, during our life.

Symbolically, Job is a type of Christ. Job complained of his sufferings of the soul more so than his physical sufferings. Jesus declared the depth of the trouble that was placed on His soul, John 12:27, Matt. 26:38, due to His being forsaken by the Father, Matt. 27:46.

Of course we know the reason of His being forsaken, was for the benefit of humanity in His sacrifice on the Cross.

And so Job teaches us some of the depths of Christ's sufferings, through his own experiences. And though he most likely did not realize it at the time, he was held in high honor by heaven, by being given the opportunity to teach us these lessons.

Job was hurting for certain. He was in agony throughout his body, but his greatest pain was in his mind. If you re-read the description of Jobs suffering from chapter two, and then consider that, he is still able to articulate his complaints. That in itself is remarkable.

Most of us, when we are really puking dog sick, just want to roll over in bed and sleep until everything gets better. Carrying on conversations is the last thing on our minds.

Job's mind is remarkably still pretty sharp, given his condition.

He feels the arrows of the Almighty. Not so much the pain and suffering from the disease, or from his financial losses, or from the grieving over the loss of his children, or from the humility of his present condition. Anyone of these would be enough to cause all of us to fall apart. But his biggest pain is due to the arrows, which penetrate deep into his very own soul.

To think that the God, whom he loved with all of his heart, and served for his entire life, had brought all this misery upon him and laid him bare before his contemporaries, and before the bulk of all of human history.

And so his overwhelming question is, 'Why?'

God has many weapons with which to do His battles. The fiery darts of Satan are also Gods arrows. There is but one defense against them, and that defense is faith.

Faith can be obtained in only one way. Daily study of the Word of God produces learning, application of that learning produces understanding. Feedback and repetition of this process produces wisdom. And all of these produce faith.

God, who invented and designed the soul, has the ability to reach deep inside the soul and disturb it to the point of giving it sight from the light of learning, or blindness from the darkness of destruction.

Trouble in the thoughts, are the most powerful of all the many types of suffering imaginable.

The fiery arrows are filled with poisons, which can reach deep inside the thoughts to cause self-destruction. And so these terrors of God, or better stated, this state of terror when one is without God in their life, will array themselves like an enemy army, surrounding its victim for its final destructive battle.

Without God, without Christ, without doctrine, and therefore without faith, no one can stand up against this kind of assault.

Jesus Christ went to the Cross with the greatest assault in all of creation, arrayed against Him. He did not use His powers of deity to defend Himself, but relied upon His faith to sustain and maintain Himself, knowing that the Father would recover Him back into life, fulfilling His promise from the divine plan.

For by grace alone, you are given the opportunity to become a spiritual hero, and receive blessings beyond imagination for all of eternity.

You can either seize hold of this opportunity, or ignore it.

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