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27 Whom I shall see [chazah] for myself, and mine eyes [`ayin] shall behold [ra'ah], and
not another [zuwr]; though my reins [kilyah] be consumed [kalah] within [cheyq] me. KJV-Interlinear
27 Whom I myself shall behold, And
whom my eyes shall see and not another. My
heart faints within me. NASB
Though Job believes that he is on the brink of death,
though he has lost almost everything near and dear to his heart - his family,
his possessions, his position in society, his health, his friends and
acquaintances, his hopes and dreams, Job is still convinced that the ultimate
outcome of his life is in Gods hands, and that it will be a good outcome.
And that one day, after death, after his long rest, he
will rise up again, with a new set of eyes, in a new body, and he will behold
God, the actual person of God, his advocate, his redeemer, his savior.
He will see this same God, and not someone else. He won't see any other of the so called
gods. He won't see something he has
never heard of. He won't encounter the
next life in a form which he is not familiar with, but one in which he has
grown up believing exists, one of which he has been taught.
Furthermore, he won't hear anything by way of
hearsay. He won't encounter God by means
of a third party, through gossip or social chatter.
Job is convinced that he himself will rise up again
and he will see the face and person of God.
And to this end, his heart, his emotions, faint within
The heart and kidneys, or reins as the kidneys are
usually called, are a reference to the total emotional command of ones feelings
and affections, and innermost desires.
Today we might say that we want something so bad, that
we ache right down to the center of our heart or to the very depths of our
soul. It is the total yearning of ones
desires. These feelings are so powerful
and yet we cannot do anything to make our feelings come true. We can only yearn, long for, hunger for that
which we want soooo much.
And this is Jobs innermost desire now. To see God in person, at the end of the age,
at the end of human history. And
why? Because that is what he believes
will occur, because that is what God has promised.
An advocate is only useful for one who has been
condemned. A redeemer is only useful for
one who is drowning in extreme debt. The
victim, who cannot help himself, needs the help of a free man, one who has the
resources and power and means to fulfill the victims' needs.
The one who can help, has to be equal with the one who
accuses. God accuses, therefore the
helper must also be God.
But since the debt is sin and death, then the helper
must die and defeat death in order to pay the price of redemption. God cannot die, but Job has the promise of
Adam and Eve, that the seed of the woman will be the savior and defeat Satan,
or evil. Thus the savior must die in
order to save mankind.
Likewise, this savior will stand again, as Job has
stated. One changes into the standing
position from some other position of rest, either sitting or reclining. The savior stands out from the dust, and that
can only refer to a resurrection out from death.
Then Job will arise himself, in a body, and after the
conclusion of history and he will see, with his own two eyes, the person of
God. God is not a person, unless He is
Job lived some 4500 years ago, just a handful of
generations following the flood of Noah.
Most of the original patriarchs from Noah on, were still alive.
This book of Job is one of the oldest of stories that
exists in human history, but from this we can know that the persons of the Godhead,
the promises of God, the principles of salvation, and the destiny of a
resurrection were understood. We already
have seen that Job knew and understood the principles of the spiritual life
through his compliance with the confession offerings.
Jobs friends will continue to challenge Jobs integrity,
but they never challenge his statement of Biblical principles.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
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