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1 Man ['adam] that is born [yalad] of a woman ['ishshah] is of
few [qatser] days [yowm], and full [sabea] of
trouble [rogez]. KJV-Interlinear
1 'Man, who is born of woman, Is
short-lived and full of turmoil. NASB
Of the origin of life, man dates his life in this
world from the date of his physical birth.
We do not date ourselves from the moment of conception, primarily
because we generally do not know that moment.
From birth, as one-year passes, we celebrate our one
year birthday. We do not celebrate our
one year and nine month birthday. And so
it is with our second birthday, and third, and fiftieth, and one hundredth if
it applies. All dates begin with a person's
day of birth.
No matter how many years a person lives, when compared
to the endless timeline of eternity, our life here on this earth is brief, not
even a flicker, or blimp, of a blink as it were.
And even though we have many occasions of boredom,
longing for time to pass by more quickly, time which seems to drag on, our life
is still brief in the grand scheme of things.
Job begins a description of the brevity, frailty, weakness,
suffering, and impurity of humanity.
Not that we haven't already seen the uselessness of
mankind, as Job described the rotting and putrid state of humanity, but in this
chapter Job is going to let everyone know that they (or we), have no place from
which to boast about our life.
If we think to highly of ourselves, then we will tend
to not think very highly of God. If we
are not sufficiently impressed with God, then we will miss out on the
phenomenal life, which He has planned out for each one of us.
Now, it is time to keep your mind open and certainly
not get offended, or arrogant for that matter, regarding the next concept.
In the human race, there are two sexes. The male is generally considered the stronger
of the two. The female is considered the
weaker sex. That is a concept, which has
been around since the beginning of humanity.
Whether you agree or not, is irrelevant. Job is going to make a point here, which
applies to all of humanity, not just to the males, not just to the
females. We are all included in his
Now, the female has the babies. The female has a monthly menstrual
cycle. Child birth is generally
considered a painful experience. And,
the baby born, is helpless.
And finally, all of us had a momma. Whether you knew your momma, whether you knew
your daddy, again, is irrelevant. If you
are alive and breathing, then you had a mother who gave birth to you.
Therefore, we all have something in common. We all came from woman. And since the woman is the weaker and fragile
when pregnant, especially at the time of child birth, since the woman goes
through extraordinary pain during childbirth, and even prior to child birth,
the woman has a monthly cycle which is considered an impurity.
Then, by identification with our mother, we all came
from impurity, pain and suffering, weakness, helplessness, and frailty.
And such is the reality state of the human race.
Not only is mankind weak and worthless, but he is here
in this life for a very brief time.
Of everyone who has had talent, intellect, abilities
of any sort, and of those who have lived in the past and are now dead, then
their boastful thoughts and attitudes are buried in the grave of corruption
along with them.
Where is the approbation? Where is the applause? Where is the celebrityship from the grave?
Life in this world is full of turmoil. Life is a burden. Our primary burden is our
sinful nature and death. Over those, we
have no victory, no means of winning that battle. No means, that is, by our own abilities.
And yet still again, God takes us, us who are so
useless and feeble, and sets out an intricate plan for our individual lives.
Do we deserve it?
No. Do we have the means of
earning it? No. Should we care? Yes, if you want anything better for your
Moreover, even if your life has been one of luxury and
pampering, your life is still defined as burdened. Why? Because one day you will die, and over that
you have no power of your own.
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.