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Job 15:4



4 Yea, thou castest off [parar] fear [yir'ah], and restrainest [gara`] prayer [siychah] before [paniym] God ['el]. KJV-Interlinear



4 'Indeed, you do away with reverence, And hinder meditation before God. NASB



Eliphaz charges Job with disrespect and lack of proper worship toward God. Of course, Eliphaz implies that since Job has not agreed with his, Eliphaz's, opinions, then that is the basis for Jobs disrespect toward God.


We have read several of Jobs comments, and Job has demonstrated nothing but the deepest of respect and awe for God. Job has even launched quite a teaching lecture regarding the spiritual realm.


Job was said to have been wise, a source of wisdom and advice, and quite the leader within his community. It should be clear that even under great stress, he still functions as a great counselor.


However, because his wealth has vanished, his friends have decided that his counsel is no longer valid.


Eliphaz charges disrespect and false worship. And those two together lead to lack of fear of God. And that is exactly what occurs within the mind of a negative person.


When a person lacks Bible doctrine in their soul, then they lack truth in their soul. Lacking truth then leads them to disorientation to life and reality. They lose fear of what is real, and they gain multiple fears for what is not real.


The one whom we should all fear, is God, for He controls all of reality. The many sources where negative people develop their fears, the world, are not valid fears since the world controls virtually nothing. However, lacking truth in the soul, means that the content of the soul is the opposite of truth, or lies. So the doctrinally na ve person lives in the fog of disorientation.


Eliphaz makes the charges against Job, but it is he himself that is guilty of his own charges.


A person can only speak the words and ideas and beliefs he knows.


There are two sources of knowledge. God is the source of truth and everything else is the source of lies. Everything else, that is, that is in opposition to Gods Word.


If you know only one language, then you can only articulate in that language. You cannot communicate or think in another language, one in which you have no knowledge.


And so it is with Bible doctrine. You must know doctrine in order to think within its realm. And since Bible doctrine is of the spiritual realm, then you must maintain your spiritual link in order to properly apply its spiritual value to life.


Satan knows the Bible forwards and backwards, and better than either you or I, but Satan lacks the spiritual resources to possess that knowledge. His application is always flawed.


Any unbeliever can know Bible information, but lacking the spiritual resources, its spiritual value is not available to them. Likewise the negative believer may have Bible knowledge in their heads, but living out of fellowship, they cannot apply it properly to their life, or to reality.


Eliphaz accuses Job of having the vocabulary, but not the right to use it. Eliphaz accuses Job of misapplication of his facts. And actually, Eliphaz accuses Job of making comments that are irrelevant to their discussion. And in making his accusations, he is only revealing his lack of spiritual content and describing himself.


Respect for God comes with learning about God. Worship toward God is the function of valid Bible doctrine within your soul.


Worship includes prayer, study, learning, using, pondering, applying, in short functioning within the fellowship sphere moment by moment, day by day, throughout your life.


So long as you are in fellowship and pursuing a consistent pattern of daily study and so forth, then you can have a headache, be digging ditches, inventing rockets, or changing diapers, and be functioning fully within the worship concept.


Worship is not exclusively prayer only. Worship is the pattern of thought within your mind, and includes everything you do day or night, awake or asleep, so long a you maintain your life in fellowship with God. You might want to review our study in 1, 2, and 3rd John.


God defines spiritual function, and the individual person either accepts and adopts it, or he does not. Eliphaz has no right to judge Jobs attitude or function toward God.

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