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7 Mine eye [`ayin] also is dim [kahah] by reason of sorrow [ka`ac],
and all my members [yatsur] are as a shadow [tsel].
8 Upright [yashar] men shall be
astonied [shamem] at this, and the innocent [naqiy] shall stir up [`uwr]
himself against the hypocrite [chaneph].
9 The righteous [tsaddiyq] also
shall hold ['achaz] on his way [derek], and he that hath clean [tahowr] hands [yad] shall be [yacaph] stronger and stronger ['omets]. KJV-Interlinear
7 'My eye has also grown dim
because of grief, And all my members are as a shadow. 8 'The upright shall be appalled at this, And
the innocent shall stir up himself against the godless. 9 'Nevertheless the righteous shall hold to
his way, And he who has clean hands shall grow stronger and stronger. NASB
Job is a type, by which we are able to see a picture
of Christ as He hung on the Cross.
Beat down, depleted, to the lowest point of human
existence, Job was ravaged by disease and should have been the recipient of empathy
and care, but instead became the target of derision, gossip, hate, and sarcasm.
By grief and sorrow, Job did not feel sorry for
himself, but felt dismayed that such good friends, or from those who should
have been good friends, he received nothing in the form of friendship, but
instead received betrayal of friendship.
Job was accused of things of which he was not
guilty. He was accused of being a
hypocrite. He was accused of being an
enemy of truth and of God.
And in fact it was his accusers who were the
hypocrites laying charge after charge with no basis if fact, with no evidence
to support their accusations, with only their feelings, and logic, and
They sought to elevate themselves in their own eyes,
and seized upon the opportunity of Jobs misery to promote themselves.
In our studies of Christ we saw similar attitudes
displayed by the masses. In the face of
the most wonderful miracles, where disease, and injury, and handicaps of all
sorts were cured, healed, and functions restored, Christ received not worship
and adoration, but suspicion and jealousy, and hate.
All could have come to Christ to receive everything
good, but so many chose to spit, and ridicule in participation with the
torments He was subjected to by the spiritually negative mob of His day. He is still rejected even in or current
generation and has been in all generations of human history.
Christs' grief and sorrow comes in the form of
disappointment that so many, in view of so much good, still reject good and
The upright refers to anyone who is positive toward
Bible doctrine and who are advancing in their spiritual lives.
Through doctrine comes truth, and through truth comes
discernment and understanding of just how stupid and foolish all negative
people really are. The realities of this
world give rise to astonishment as to just how dumb humanity really is. It makes one wonder just how humanity has
been able to survive all of these centuries.
And there are plenty of examples of cultures, of
pioneers, of groups who have set off into the new world, or into some
undiscovered frontier, and have failed because they were not sufficiently
And yet Adam and Eve survived, and Noah and his three
sons along with their respective wives, all survived and they had no home
world, no home country, no economies to look to for support or retreat.
The grace provision of God alone, has kept humanity on
the face of this earth. The grace
provision of God alone is what keeps you here too.
No person has the talent, the ability, the innovation,
the insight, or the wherewithal to sustain himself for even one moment, without
some outside and superior help.
Those who come to the recognition and understanding of
just how reality works, stir themselves up to keep in the Word so that they do
not lose track of God, of life, and of their real purpose.
Regardless of how difficult life becomes for the
righteous (the positive believer), he understands that it is God who controls
his life, not circumstances. They
realize that it is Gods purpose, for whatever reason, that permits hardships to
befall them. They realize that their
life will be far better in the long term, than those lives of all who are
The burdens of truth are infinitely superior to all of
the combined benefits of evil.
Satan is the author of evil. And even though none of us will ever see
Satan during our lifetime, we will certainly encounter the pattern of his
purpose from the many evils and difficulties that occur in this world.
The sorrows of the spiritual life reap confidence and
blessings beyond imagination. The
blessings of evil, reap failure, and loss, and a separation from everything
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.