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24 He shall flee [barach] from the iron [barzel] weapon [nesheq],
and the bow [qesheth] of steel [nachuwshah] shall strike him through [chalaph].
25 It is drawn [shalaph], and cometh out [yatsa'] of the
body [gevah]; yea, the glittering sword [baraq] cometh out [halak] of his gall [marorah]:
terrors ['eymah] are upon him. KJV-Interlinear
24 'He may flee from the iron
weapon, But the bronze bow will pierce him. 25 'It is drawn forth and comes out of his
back, Even the glittering point from his gall.
Terrors come upon him, NASB
Even though Zophar is implying that all of these
things are happening to Job, because of Jobs sinfulness, and even though Zophar
is wrong in his accusations against Job, these principles, which apply to any
spiritually negative person, are true.
The spiritually negative person includes all
unbelievers, and all believers who generally live their life outside of the
fellowship sphere, and are therefore classified as wicked.
Only when living within the fellowship sphere can you
be considered as good, spiritual, positive and so forth.
Otherwise, you are evil, wicked, or unspiritual.
Spirituality is not how you look, not how you dress,
not what vocabulary you use, nothing which can be considered or evaluated by
people. Job is the obvious example. He neither looks, nor has a current lifestyle
(in his illness) of a successful and therefore a spiritual person.
Most folks look on the outside of ones life to
determine their goodness of badness. For
example, bad guys obviously always have a scar or a sneer on their face. Watch any movie. And of course this is not a scientific
truth. No one can look into the soul of
a person to see their true nature.
Of course, we can all observe folks over a long period
of time and through hearing them, we can come to a reasonable conclusion of
their spiritual status. But we obviously
must know the difference between the spiritual and the wicked, ourselves.
Zophar knows the principles, but he does not know how
to apply them accurately.
Now, the bad guys of the world, the wicked, the
spiritually negative, may live a charmed life.
They may escape one crisis after another. They may get lucky, as it were, and thus
believe that they are living the right life.
Or they may think that they are smarter than life.
Sooner or later, that glistening arrow, that golden
arrow, that one time which has their name on it, arrives in their life.
A good archer can draw an arrow out of its sheaf, load
it in his bow, draw and fire in one smooth clean action. The arrow flies to its intended mark and
strikes it with the sure kill. That is
the intent of this passage.
When it is your time, there is nothing you can do to
prevent it. So luck never applies to
anything in life.
The arrow pierces the gall, or all of the bad things
inside the wicked person. That is what
In the human body, the gall is the discard, the bad
stuff which is filtered out of the body by the various organs inside of the
body. But the negative person retains
his non-spiritual gall and that is what is revealed at the moment of his death.
The glittering arrow is the justice in life. The gall is the evidence of and the accuracy,
of the application of justice.
What remains in the negative person? Fear.
The indifferent, the negative, the defiance of the
wicked always comes with fear and terror, because their beliefs have no basis
Humanity is a created object. All things in creation have to rely on other
things. No created thing possesses
self-reliance. We rely on truth. Truth comes only from God. When God is rejected, truth is also rejected.
Man cannot invent or control an alternate truth, which
possesses the same power as truth.
Therefore, man has no real control over his life.
Jesus Christ controls history. Jesus Christ controls life. Man depends on Christ for everything in life,
including all of those 'lucky' circumstances.
Only the total fool will presume that his own effort or ability has
perpetuated or preserved his own life.
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.