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.
5 My flesh [basar] is clothed [labash] with worms [rimmah] and
clods [guwsh] of dust [`aphar]; my skin [`owr] is broken [raga`], and become loathsome [ma'ac].
6 My days [yowm] are swifter [qalal] than a weaver's shuttle ['ereg], and are spent [kalah]
without ['ephec] hope [tiqvah]. KJV-Interlinear
5 'My flesh is clothed with worms and a crust of dirt; My
skin hardens and runs. 6 'My days are
swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And come to an end without hope. NASB
am going to bet that none of you have ever been down with a disease, such that
you were covered with worm-infested oozing sores that had a putrid odor, combined
with broken skin scabs that were crusty like large dirt clods.
rather sickening description, isn't it?
was not exactly in a condition where you would want to run up and give him a
big hug and kiss.
suppose if you were a third-world back-woods traveler or worked in the medical
field, then you may have seen many kinds of sickening conditions. But, Job's noisome condition has to be one
for the record books.
is depressed. He can't eat. He can't sleep. He is hurting and nauseated by his own
does not see too many more days remaining in his life. His hopes, of recovering his health much less
his wealth, have dwindled to virtually nothing.
when you are in despair, wishes and hope are all that you have, and even that
can be difficult to cling to.
note one obvious thing here. Job is the
one hurting. His friends are not
suffering. Job can learn by his own
actual experience and his friends have the opportunity to learn from Job's
of us learn only from our personal experiences.
We are hard headed enough to wait until we are hurting before we learn
our life's lessons. Some folks can look
to others and learn. So they avoid some
of the more memorable pains of life that are common to humanity.
in yesterday's study, that Job had decided that his life was committed to one
of emptiness. And of course we know that
he will recover, because we have read to the end of the book already. So Jobs current assumptions about his life,
are wrong. He will not only regain his
health, but he will become wealthy again, and more so, and he will have another
family with lots of children.
in the heat of misery, explaining that to someone will usually meet with deaf
this life, not everyone will experience a story like Jobs. Some will recover from their problems, and
some will not. God has a unique plan for
each one of us. But rest assured, in the
long run, God will bring you full circle from into this life, to out of this
life, to eternity and beyond. The last
phase of our existence, eternity, will be the best of course.
Christ controls history. God works His
plan without regard to human means. He
can lift you up to the greatest of heights, or cast you down to the deepest of
pits, while managing every single beat of your heart with perfect control.
you need in order to take this ride comfortably through life, is faith. And faith comes only from a daily study of
the Word of God. There is no other
source for developing faith.
with a weavers shuttle, ones life can shift right and then back to the
left. Your life and emotions, your
prosperity and misery, can change just as quickly. But with every change, with every day as it
passes by in your life, there is a thread, a single thread that is common
throughout your life.
thread is the sum total of your decisions in life, and it establishes just who
and what you really are.
your thread, the thread that ties your life together, be Bible doctrine,
carrying the spiritual power of faith.
Your spiritual life is what you will be able to take with you into
any other thread, and sooner or later, you will see your life snap off right
before your eyes.
For the one who sows to his own flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption, but
the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life. NASB
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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.