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10 Then should I yet have comfort [nechamah]; yea, I would harden [calad]
myself in sorrow [chiyl]: let him not spare [chamal]; for I have not concealed [kachad] the words ['emer] of the
Holy One [qadowsh]. KJV-Interlinear
10 'But it is still my consolation, And I rejoice in
unsparing pain, That I have not denied the words of the Holy One. NASB
pain is that which eventually leads to death.
Job is certain that this is what he has.
has lead a long life, with children and success, and now it has all been taken
away. Even his health seems to be
terminal. At least, that is what Job
thinks for the moment.
comfort? That he has maintained his
integrity throughout his life, throughout his loss of family and wealth, and
even now throughout his personal physical pain and suffering.
never cried like a baby. He did not
scream and yell at those around him. He
did not make up excuses, or issue criticisms, or cry out those infamous words,
'Why?' or 'Why me?'
most of all, Job did not blame God, he did not criticize God, he did not
question God, he did not second guess God.
Nor has he done anything like any of these, thus far.
has maintained his poise throughout, without whining over his misfortune. And his misfortune has been dramatically
presumes that God has a purpose for his present demise. He does not understand it fully, but he is
is no cure for his malady. There is no
medicine that he can take, no treatment that someone can perform for him. His condition is beyond human help. He has been devastated in every way possible,
as his entire life has literally collapsed right in front of his eyes, and
there was nothing he could have done to prevent or alter the disasters.
how many of us face disasters of galactic proportions? Someone has burned the toast, broken a finger
nail, gotten a flat tire, broke something, had a divorce, been laid off, been
in an accident, lost our health, lost our wealth, lost someone close, and on
and on. And what is usually the first
things out of our mouths?
curse, curse! Curse this or that. Curse God.
Curse anyone close. Blame a
family member. Blame someone,
anyone. A little more cursing, just for
of our situations won't come close to that of Job's, but even if they do, what
is our reaction? He had maggot-infested
sores all over his body. Rather
disgusting and repulsive. Have you ever
had that kind of illness?
would presume that if you are reading this, that you have a computer, and
internet access. Unless of course
someone has printed this off for you. I
presume that most of you live in a home of some type and not under a bridge,
that you have access to transportation to get you to and from where ever you
need to be, that you have an income, a social life of some type, that you own a
television, a radio and many more things.
I would presume that you are not quite in the same category of impoverishment
and misery as Job.
so what is the basis for your complaint?
What is your real excuse?
you have health issues, you can't pay all of your bills, you can't buy the
things that you would like to buy for your family or yourself. We all have those problems. That is part of
life, and we are all in that fix more often than we would like to be.
we blame our spouses, or family, or life in general? Do we blame God? Do we sit in the corner and blabber and cry
and make a scene like a two year old?
Why me? Why me? Boohoo! Boohoo!
Scream and yell to get our way, or just to make everyone else
miserable. Might as well share our
do we grow up and look at life as Job did?
is in real pain and it is nothing like anything that anyone has ever had. Therefore, his expectations of imminent death
are reasonable. Most of us, when we are
hurting emotionally, aren't bleeding all over the place, our bones are not
broken. Our feelings are however
hurt. So are we about to die? Probably not.
to say that you can have a very bad disease, or you could have been in an
accident and really are hurting, maybe even paralyzed. But if you are reading or hearing this, then
you must still be alive.
you are alive, then God has a plan for your life. And his plan is far better than you are
giving him credit for.
you click your heels and make everything better instantly. Probably not.
But what you do, is get your thinking on track, continue to study your
Bible day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, and
sooner or later you will look back on today, or your former life, and thank God
that you are still alive and far better off than you ever were.
plan for you is unique. If you are
alive, then His plan for you can be fulfilled, but only if you get your
spiritual act together.
was faithful to God even when his life was apparently hanging in the
balance. Job did not know if he was
going to be around an hour from now, but he still looked to God for whatever
was to come.
does not rely on any human means to fulfill His plans. Once we realize that, then we can begin
growing up. Or you can just whine your
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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.