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21 A dreadful [pachad] sound [qowl] is in his ears ['ozen]: in
prosperity [shalowm] the destroyer [shadad] shall come [bow'] upon him.
21 'Sounds of terror are in his
ears, While at peace the destroyer comes upon him. NASB
Anyone who is negative toward God, chooses by default,
the jungle environment complete with all of its temporary and limited
They know of death and the inevitable end of their
life, but they disregard it. They put it
out of their mind and make their immediate life pursuits their priority. Death and dealing with it, can wait for
The dreadful sounds, which come into the ears of the
spiritually negative person, are all of the sights and sounds, and activities
of the jungle, of life without God in it.
The negative person is aware of his choices in
life. He is aware of the limits
available to him. He is aware of all of
the repercussions of his thoughts and decisions and actions in life. But he simply ignores them all.
Life now, life that can be felt, tasted, sensed in so
many ways, now, is more real to the spiritually negative person, than
everything that cannot be measured, especially spiritual phenomena.
And so the spiritually negative person will set his
priorities on the now, on the tangible, on things which he can measure, or
accumulate, or feel, as it were.
And his life becomes wrapped up in the temporal
His prosperity, his pursuit after his pleasures, his
happiness, his lusts whatever they might be, become the center of his
lifestyle, and he sooner or later in life, becomes distracted and separated
from God and truth.
His new truth can be his immediate life, it can be
some other substitute religion or system of belief, it can be virtually
anything except the real truths of life.
He may even call himself a realist.
And then the real truth suddenly strikes home. The negative person either suffers some
horrendous disaster or he might even die.
Jesus Christ controls history. Mans imaginations, mans pretenses, mans
substituted beliefs, do not.
No matter what you think might be popular in life,
when it excludes God, it is no better than a lie.
Just because lightning does not strike you immediately
when you fade away from God, does not means that God has forgotten about
you. He is simply allowing you lots of
loose rope with which to hang yourself.
Even those who live their life for decades, or even
all of their entire life, outside of God, will not escape the inevitable.
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.