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Job 10:1



1 My soul [nephesh] is weary [naqat] of my life [chay]; I will leave [`azab] my complaint [siyach] upon myself; I will speak [dabar] in the bitterness [mar] of my soul [nephesh]. KJV-Interlinear



1 'I loathe my own life; I will give full vent to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. NASB



Job distinguishes between the two forms of life, which he possesses. He first refers to his soul, 'nephesh,' then he refers to his physical existence, 'chay.' This indicates to us that Job knew and understood that his real life, which is in his soul, was separate and apart from his physical life.


Right now his body is under attack from disease. Hs soul is not. In fact the soul is not subject to disease or any other physical distress.


But in his life, in his soul, where all of his mental capacities reside, the distress hanging over his physical body are taking their toll on his emotions.


Life in this world is a burden which none of us can escape. We have to deal with all of the physical humiliations and physical limitations imposed on us, none of which we can avoid. And these burdens will stay with us until we leave this world.


Then and only then, will the burdens of life be permanently lifted from us as a huge weight removed from our shoulders. Through spiritual growth, one can ease the mental impact of the physical burdens of life, and that is the only way to gain that kind of relief.


But that is for believers only. Unbelievers trade in the burdens of this life, for even greater burdens in the next life. And those burdens will never go away, but will become worse and worse, forever.


Not only are the burdens of this life difficult to bear, but they are due to our own failures. Job will give in to his complaint. He is not making complaint to God or to his friends, but he is surrendering to his complaint.


This means that he understands that the burdens of his suffering are burdens common to this life. From them, there is no escape from within the scope of this world alone.


Keep all that has been said by Job, by Eliphaz, and by Bildad in mind.


God is infinite and perfect. Man is not. God will deal with people according to their spiritual state.


It is not your worldly circumstances, which determine your spiritual state, and therefore allowing anyone to see if you have been bad or good, your worldly situation may or may not have anything to do with your spiritual life. God deals with each one of us on an individual basis.


In the worldly sense, to some He gives much, and to some He gives little. However, in the spiritual realm, to those who desire and pursue their spiritual life, God always gives abundantly. That abundance will be properly reflected in eternity.


Life, in this life, is merely a training environment, there to prepare each one of us for the next life.


Disregard God and the burdens of this life will overwhelm you. No matter how much you fight them, you will eventually be forced to surrender to them. You are only human and therefore with limitations.


The only thing you will get out of a life, which has been indifferent toward God, is bitterness. And bitterness is a state of the soul. A bitter soul presents even greater burdens to overcome.


If you place yourself in a situation, where you have physical burdens and also mental burdens, then life will indeed be overwhelming.


There is only one way out of it all, and what do you suppose that way is?

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