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11 He hath also kindled [charah] his wrath ['aph] against
me, and he counteth [chashab] me unto him as
one of his enemies [tsar].
12 His troops [gaduwd] come [bow'] together [yachad], and
raise up [calal] their way [derek] against me, and encamp [chanah] round about [cabiyb] my
tabernacle ['ohel]. KJV-Interlinear
11 'He has also kindled His anger
against me, And considered me as His enemy. 12 'His troops come together, And build up
their way against me, And camp around my tent. NASB
God is not able to sin, and able, to not sin. God does
not get angry in the sense that we understand it. God has a policy, which is bound to the
principles of His righteousness and justice.
Truth drives these principles and love produces grace. And grace is supported by Gods omniscience of
all possible historical events, which in turn produces foreknowledge, which
allows God to select all historical circumstances which will provide each one
of us the very best possible life. This
in turn produces patience within God, which gives us all a chance to be saved,
trained, and complete in our lives.
Some folks recognize these principles of life and
advance in their spiritual lives. Most
folks ignore these principles, because they are just not important to them. Other things, the temporary things in life,
are more important, and so eternal repercussions are ignored.
And so Job continues the description of the military
siege which God has laid up against him. A siege which is intended to teach us
the futility of opposing truth, exchanging it for the views, lusts, desires,
and such of this world.
God opposes anything which opposes truth. The lies of this universe are in effect Gods
enemies. All enemies of God have but one
destiny, and that destiny is total obliteration.
Anyone who opposes God will eventually find themselves
surrounded by His infinite power and infinite resources for battle. No one can oppose God and survive.
When Jesus Christ went to the Cross, God mustered all
of his armies, which is His reference to His policy against evil, and Christ
was surrounded, cut off, sieged, abandoned, totally isolated while sin was
And so Job is totally isolated, abandoned, cut
off. He is the target of a total siege
and thorough attack from without and from within. All about him there is no friend, no ally, no
human help that can come to his aid.
Without God in your life, you have no possible
hope. Your life does not consist of only
a few decades of work, of accumulation of things, of personal interests, of
hobbies, of goals, of dreams consisting of the things in this world, as though
that is all there is to life.
And though there is nothing wrong with these things
per se, they can all become noble activities when they are incorporated into a
life of spiritual growth. Or they can
become distractions and therefore the sources or allies of evil and great
failure in ones life.
Nothing is gained by pursuing selfish interests. Nothing is gained by nagging and harassing. Nothing is gained by lusting for anything in
this world. Nothing is gained by blaming
folks for conspiracies against you.
In fact there is nothing gained or lost, by means of
anything that anyone does for or against you in this life. If someone cheated you, then so what. If someone promised something for you, then
what does it really matter?
It is said that young men have visions, which are the
goals and ambitions and drives of achievement.
It is said that old men have dreams, which are the thoughts of all of
those visions that might have been, but never will be, because the effort and
abilities have all but evaporated from ones life.
God is your certain and reliable resource and His
resources will be there forever. All one
has to do is comply with His spiritual growth mandates, and those are the
simplest things to do in life.
Ignore your spiritual life, and emphasize the things
that you want from this life, and God will corner you in an undefendable
position. You will never win.
Pursue your spiritual life, and you will still have
difficulties put on your plate in order to help you trust in God, but His
patience and foreknowledge and omniscience and grace and love and truth and
justice and righteousness will produce in you, the greatest possible life, even
one beyond imagination.
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.