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16 In the dark [choshek] they dig
through [chathar] houses [bayith], which they had marked [chatham] for themselves in the daytime [yowmam]: they know [yada`] not the
light ['owr]. KJV-Interlinear
16 'In the dark they dig into
houses, They shut themselves up by day; They
do not know the light. NASB
Robbery, theft, burglary, is the act of taking something of someone
else's, which does not belong to you, and taking it without their consent or
permission. Robbery is the taking of
property to make it your own, or so that you can dispose of it for other
property, such as money.
Robbery is the third sin mentioned by Job in these
last few verses.
The murderer takes life. He removes the life of others with little
regard for them. Adultery betrays
faithfulness. The adulterer cares
nothing for anyone else, but cares only for self. The robber takes, and cares nothing for the
rights of another to ownership and privacy, and the enjoyment of his own
And in every case, every person who rejects or ignores
their spiritual life, is guilty of all three of these sins.
By their disregard of truth, they set examples which
lead others into sins, and thus contribute to the spiritual downfall (murder,
adultery, theft) of others.
By their disregard of truth, they cancel their rights
to blessings, and thus in order to make it in life, they have to take that
which does not belong to them.
In the Old Testament, property or real estate, was
owned by its original owners. If it was
ever lost due to the shenanigans of government or others, then every fifty
years, in the year of Jubilee, all property was restored to its original owner.
This sets out the principle for the restoration of all
original property to believers, to whom it has been originally promised. That restoration
will occur at the end of human history, at the beginning of the New Universe.
In the Garden, Satan originally stole through
deception, mans property. Throughout the
ages, people have obtained and lost property in every way you can think of.
And as Job has stated in his argument, all sins are
not going to be resolved during ones lifetime.
The robber uses the light, the truths of God, to check
out his prey, and during the night, outside of truth, they will go to extreme
efforts in sneaking up on their victims' home, digging through the clay walls,
going inside, taking whatever it is they want to steal, and then leaving. They cannot usually set out in the public
view, their newly obtained items, so they have to hide them, or sell them and
otherwise conceal the true nature of their livelihood.
Robbery is a lot of work. More work than one would have to do if one
worked in a legitimate occupation.
Work in this jungle environment of the earth can be difficult,
but it is less effort than robbery. And,
if a person pursues their spiritual life, then God absorbs a great deal of ones
effort, making life just that much easier, and secure.
The spiritually negative person is no better than a
murder, taking his own life and destroying the true nature of life for
He is an adulterer, unfaithful to his own self, to
God, and to everyone else in life. When
one is unfaithful to God, Christ, doctrine and their spiritual life, they lack
the capacity and ability of faithfulness in every other category of
relationship in life.
And he is a robber.
Everything he has, he is not entitled to. Blessings of life are intended for positive
believers, members of Gods family, heirs to His possessions, the bride of Christ,
and so forth.
Since God owns everything, then anyone outside of His
family, will not have an inheritance, and will not be entitled to anything
which belongs to truth. Their destiny is
the Lake of Fire.
Even among believers, the blessings of heaven will be
varied. Mature believers will receive
the greater portions, and those who lack in their spiritual life, will receive
The robbers, the murderers, the adulterers, all reject
truth (light), and Job closes out this verse with the statement that they 'know
not' the light. And this 'not knowing'
comes by choice through indifference toward truth.
If you are indifferent, or apathetic toward your
spiritual life, then you are numbered among the wicked of life. You are indifferent simply by not pursuing your
spiritual life, or by pursuing something else. You may say you are interested,
but your own actions or pattern of life, are the testimony either for or
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.