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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
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
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
There is only one way out of it all, and what do you
suppose that way is?
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.