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29 Have ye not asked [sha'al] them that go [`abar] by the
way [derek]? and do ye not know [nakar] their tokens ['owth],
30 That the wicked [ra`] is reserved [chasak] to the day [yowm] of destruction ['eyd]? they
shall be brought forth [yabal] to the day [yowm] of wrath [`ebrah]. KJV-Interlinear
29 'Have you not asked wayfaring
men, And do you not recognize their witness? 30 'For the wicked is reserved for the day of
calamity; They will be led forth at the
day of fury. NASB
Job provides further evidence of his opinion, by means
of the views of strangers.
'Ask any stranger, any traveler, anyone who has been
around the territory, the world, the then known world, anyone who has traveled
far and wide, just ask them and they will tell you what I have said.'
Namely that wicked people from all walks of life will
die either rich or poor. That you cannot
tell that a dead rich man was in fact good, or that a dead poor man died
because he was wicked. You cannot tell
whether a man suffering was suffering because he was wicked or for some other
This is common knowledge. It is a fact of life known the world
over. And that is Jobs position. That this principle of life was generally
known by people all over the world. Just
ask any traveler.
And then Job adds one additional principle of life,
which is the destiny of all wicked people, after death.
He indicates here that both rich and poor wicked alike
will die eventually, but after a time, there will be a judgment. And in that judgment there will be the proper
punishment dished out to all who have been wicked, regardless of their worldly
That judgment is reserved for a future day. Since Job has indicated that all wicked will
die, with some seemingly dying without punishment, then this reservation of
judgment is for the hereafter.
Obviously, there has to be some sort of resurrection
before this judgment can occur. And this
too, was common knowledge back in Jobs day.
Just ask any traveler.
In that day, in that day of calamity, catastrophe,
misfortune, and ultimate judgment, those wicked will be 'led forth.' This leading forth is for a prisoner in
chains or constraints, and is an obvious reference to wicked who have died, but
must have some sort of afterlife in order to be led to their judgment.
As for believers who are classified as wicked in this
life, their chains are the wood, hay and stubble they have within their
souls. Their judgment is a cleansing
before the Judgment Seat of Christ, and then the loss of their eternal
blessings which they might have received if they had only advanced in their
spiritual life. They will still be in
Job has already made reference to his eternal advocate
(the Son), who is God, who will present his case, Jobs case, before God (the
Father), and thereafter he will have a great life in the hereafter.
As for unbelievers, their chains come from their unbelief,
and that will cause them to be led before the Great White Throne of Christ at
the end of human history, after the Millennium.
Their judgment will be the Lake of Fire.
Now we should know that these principles of life were
common knowledge in Jobs day. And even
though they were distorted by many cultures around the world, what with many
types of sacrifices, and priesthoods, witch doctors, or chieftains and such, these
principles of life, death and the afterlife, were known.
And furthermore, we may not know the tokens or the
observations, or the means by which these principles have become known to folks
around the world, but the fact remains that they were known.
God has supplied information to all peoples throughout
history by one method or another.
No one has an excuse.
Mans definition of history and destiny will never come
to pass. Gods plan for human history
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
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