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13 Is not my help [`ezrah] in me? and is wisdom [tuwshiyah] driven quite [nadach] from
13 'Is it that my help is not within me, And that deliverance
is driven from me? NASB
has suggested, sort of, that all Job need do is repent, and everything will be
put back as it was.
has maintained all along that it is not due to any sins of his, that has
brought about this suffering, but in order to get through such an overwhelming
situation, one would have to be made of rock and bronze. One would have to be superman in other words. And Job is certainly not that.
the contrary. Jobs strength and
endurance have diminished to being virtually nonexistent. He is tired, and exhausted both physically
and mentally. The 'go' juice is just not
there anymore. So how can he possibly
endure this suffering any longer?
far as Job is concerned, he should already be dead. In his own mind, he is long passed the point
of no return.
of his vital inner strength, for fighting off this illness, has been used up,
and he has nothing more to give of himself.
only thing he has left is his ability to reason. The mind is still intact. He is not delirious. He still knows the difference between right
and wrong, good and evil. But this. This suffering, is far beyond him.
of his inner powers, or wisdom, or 'tuwshiyah,'
as he states it, all of his resources for life, have vanished from him. He has nothing further with which to fight.
so, here we see that Job has been driven to the very bottom of helplessness and
hopelessness. The only alternative left
now is God.
man is at his weakest, then God is at His greatest.
Christ controls history.
does not depend on human weapons to fulfill His plans. He does not rely on human means. The battle is the Lords. Many centuries later, David will shout this
when advancing against Goliath.
I am weak, then I am strong.'
who have Bible doctrine in their soul, those who have grown up in their
spiritual life, will have accomplished to some degree, a level of understanding
and therefore wisdom. Weakness in this
world, is strength in God.
one loses all ability to fight the fights of this world, then that is the point
of perfect helplessness.
is the only alternative, and in God is the strength of omnipotence. For God, nothing is impossible. He invented you and your life, and everything
in this universe. He can overrule any
disease, or illness, or set of circumstances.
you and me, sometimes God has to take us to the brink of disaster in order to
teach us a lesson. For you and me,
sometimes God has to take us to the edge of oblivion in order to help us
understand better, in order to teach us to look to Him.
people are hard headed and need the hard lesson. Some people are positive toward God, and
learn easily, but maybe someone in their periphery needs the learn the hard
way, so both are taken down together in order for the lesson to be learned.
God has melted your metal down to a liquid, then He can pour you into the mold
of His choosing, not your choosing.
Those who presume that they will accomplish this or that, often learn
that they will accomplish nothing unless they commit their lives to God.
was taken down for another reason. Jesus
Christ went to the Cross and on that Cross was taken beyond the boundary of
helplessness and hopelessness. Jesus
Christ never complained, never sinned, never blinked. He trusted in the plan of the Father and the
power of the Holy Spirit.
neither you nor I will ever be taken that far into suffering, in our life. None of us will ever be taken as far as Job
was taken. So, how can we possibly
whimper over our aches, pains, and miseries of life?
there are those of you who feel like you are on the brink of disaster, but
maybe you should not be focusing so much attention on your problems, and
instead should be thinking about your solutions.
mind was working and will continue to work for many more chapters. He thinks he
is at his wits end. But surprise,
surprise! Has he passed out? Has he lost consciousness? No. He
is still thinking and reasoning.
you are prosperous and not anywhere near disaster in your life, don't get too comfortable. Don't begin to think that you have arrived in
some safe zone. God can teach you just
as easily as He did Job. If you are well
off, then all the more reason to double your spiritual growth efforts. If you are not well off, then you too should
take God seriously.
worry over what the world may be able to do to you, but instead worry over what
God can withhold from you. Never trade
away Gods blessing, even His instruction, in exchange for anything the world
can do for you.
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