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2 Dominion [mashal] and fear [pachad] are with him, he maketh [`asah] peace [shalowm] in his high
places [marowm]. KJV-Interlinear
2 'Dominion and awe belong to Him
Who establishes peace in His heights. NASB
Job has maintained his innocence in this entire
matter. Not innocence as in never having
sinned, but innocent in that he was not the evil and wicked person that his
friends have suggested as being the cause of his suffering.
Job has stated that even though we are mortal man, we
still have the right to appeal to the Most High, who is the Father, through one
who is equal with the Father and equal with man, and our redeemer as well as
our advocate before God in all matters of truth.
This person of course is Jesus Christ, as we have in
our present day, come to know His name.
And so Bildad suggests here that God is so powerful
and so far above man, that no one could or should in their right mind, even
attempt to approach God. After all, how
can man, who is lower than life, approach someone who is greater than life? How
can man who lives in an environment of violence even think of approaching God
who maintains peace in this vast universe?
God is the absolute sovereign of all that is. By His sovereignty, He establishes peace,
preserves order, and maintains control over all of creation, in spite of all of
the anti-God attitudes that have existed and still do exist from Satan and his
followers, and man.
God is supreme.
None can equal Him. None can
attain His height in power and holiness. God is above all that is. God includes all within His divine plan of
operation. He does not exalt himself
above all to the exclusion of lower beings.
God does not lead or rule through coercion or tyranny. And yet God rules and administers the
entirety of this universe. God rules
with paternal affection while maintaining truth, righteousness, and justice.
Gods rule is a necessity for the preservation of life. By Him all peace, all order, all security is
maintained. Without God, the universe
would fall into disorder and tyranny and eventually into self-destruction. Neither man nor angel can control the vast
operations of the universe. Man can't
even control the common cold.
And still, the angels who are vastly superior to
humanity, have had their issues in lack of self control, so too man who is
inferior, needs an outside influence and mediator in order to have any kind of
control on this earth.
God leads vast armies of angels. Their number has never been revealed to
humanity, and most likely far out number all of humanity in all of human
history. God is still able to maintain
order with all of these masses.
Humanity cannot even control his own thoughts, his own
family, his own city, or state, or country, or empire. And yet man believes that he is somehow up to
the task of running things in this world?
God is able to maintain peace in heaven, and will one
day bring that same peace to this earth.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
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