You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
8 Their seed [zera`] is
established [kuwn] in their sight [paniym] with them, and their offspring [tse'etsa'] before their eyes [`ayin].
9 Their houses [bayith] are safe [shalowm] from fear [pachad], neither
is the rod [shebet] of God ['elowahh] upon them.
10 Their bull [showr] gendereth [`abar], and faileth [ga`al] not;
their cow [parah] calveth [palat], and casteth not her calf [shakol].
11 They send forth [shalach] their little ones [`aviyl]
like a flock [tso'n], and their children [yeled] dance [raqad].
12 They take [nasa'] the timbrel [toph] and harp [kinnowr], and
rejoice [samach] at the sound [qowl] of the organ [`uwgab]. KJV-Interlinear
8 'Their descendants are
established with them in their sight, And their offspring before their eyes, 9
Their houses are safe from fear, Neither is the rod of God on them. 10 'His ox mates without fail; His cow calves and does not abort. 11 'They send forth their little ones like the
flock, And their children skip about. 12
'They sing to the timbrel and harp And rejoice at the sound of the flute. NASB
Do bad people live any differently than good
They all have children in the usual way. No difference, no restrictions, no special
When God looks down on this earth, He sees humanity
propagating as it was designed to.
Whether you are young or old, black or white, believer or unbeliever,
all human characteristics are irrelevant.
All people have children in the same way.
All people live their lives on a daily basis in the
same way, too. They get up in the
morning, go to work, and come home at night.
They collect a paycheck, or otherwise receive their income in many usual
ways. All folks have the same views of
life with respect to having an education, having a job, saving for
retirement. Some have better views than
others, because the world is a complex place filled with pockets of prosperity
or poverty. While one person is
celebrating, another somewhere else will be crying.
And again, being a good person or a bad person makes
no difference. Life does not restrict
you from functioning on day to day
basis. All people are exposed to the
same threats of this world. Whether
unemployment, physical ailment, storms or disasters of any type, everyone has
an equal exposure.
Even the bad person can earn a living, buy insurance,
place locks on his doors, avoid walking in dangerous places and so forth. In this, God does not interfere with his
life, but allows life to proceed.
Another example of the normalcy of daily living is
given through the normal production of livestock. The bad person can buy low and sell high and
make a profit. He can invest in an
asset, and if his investment was wise, then he will receive a return on his
investment. Cows have offspring for
their wicked owners, just as they have offspring for good owners.
Business is business.
Have a good product or service, treat your customers well, and your
personal life is irrelevant as far as your business's success is concerned.
The family of the wicked have normal lives just as
everyone else can have them. Children
can sing and dance, and play from day to day.
Kids celebrate birthdays, and Christmas.
They go to school and participate in school activities. The family of the wicked can get involved in
politics, neighborhood activities, social activities, go to shows, go out to
dinner, and on and on.
The daily life of the wicked can be just as normal as
the daily life of anyone.
Because a person ignores God, Christ, Bible doctrine,
and their spiritual life, does not mean that they are somehow restricted from
having a normal daily life in this world.
In this world, what a person thinks determines their
spiritual status, not what they do in life.
Of course what they do is guided by what they think, but many a person
can live a life that is intended to fool others. So what you see, may not be the real person
We cannot see inside the soul of anyone and measure
the degree of their goodness or lack of it.
Within the framework of this world, people of all
walks of life are capable of having a life of health, abundance, exuberance,
cheerfulness, prosperity, and so forth.
You cannot look as the circumstances alone, of anyone
and definitely say that they are good, or that they are bad.
And so Job rejects the conclusion of his friends when
they say that suffering is a direct result of sinfulness, or that prosperity is
a direct result of goodness. Not so.
Everyone has the same goals in life, which are
happiness and contentment or peace within ones self. It is just the methods of getting there,
which are different for everyone.
Working without God, means that you have to deal with
this world, its jungle and the many prejudices within it. Anything you achieve will be temporary at its
very best. And any semblance of
happiness will be a false happiness. You
have no guarantees.
This world has seven billion people in it now. How many are millionaires? Less than one one-hundredth of one
percent. How many are billionaires? Less than one one-thousandth of one percent. Depending on where you live, the odds of life
are against you. You are nothing more
than one in several billion nameless faces.
Working with God, from within His plan for your life,
means that even though you must live within the environment of this world, you
possess a higher law, that of Christ, for your livelihood. Within the spiritual environment your life is
in Gods hands, not those of the world, and your happiness will be real and
genuine and permanent. Your chances for
success by pursuing your spiritual life, is a one-hundred percent chance of
success, guaranteed. Odds do not apply,
in the spiritual life. And, God knows
you personally. God is the very best contact
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.