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.
19 The rich [`ashiyr] man shall
lie down [shakab], but he shall not be gathered
['acaph]: he openeth [paqach] his eyes [`ayin], and he is
19 'He lies down rich, but never
again; He opens his eyes, and it is no
'He' can refer to any person who has ignored their
spiritual life, and is in effect a wicked person.
'Rich' more often than not refers to wealth or success
that is derived from ones worldly activities.
But, rich can also refer to ones contentment with life. Even a poor person who lives in the
stereotype trailer park with clutter and disarray both inside and out, can sit
in their yard chair holding their favorite beverage and be contented with their
But the context in Jobs conversation points to people
of financial wealth, but this concept in life can refer to almost anyone. Life in itself is of great value. So everyone
alive has a possession that has potentially infinite value, but only if it is
We all have a set time frame to live our lives in this
world. Once that time runs out, then God
checks us out of this life and there is nothing we can do about that. 'Never again' is a reference to going to be
with your fathers, or death in other words.
People can become comfortable in their chosen
lifestyle. They can get up in the
morning and go to bed at night, presuming that they will again rise on the
following morning. Of course, this
refers to ones last moments on this earth.
You can be wide-awake during the day, become involved in some accident
or have a stroke or whatever, and then close your eyes for the last time, never
to open them up again. At least not in
All of your wealth, all of your contented attitude,
everything you give value to in life, cannot prevent your last and final moment
in this life.
No amount of medical attention, no amount of medical
technology, no amount of diet, or exercise, or vitamins can prevent Gods checkout
time for your life.
And when you die, then what?
You awake in the next phase of your life and your
wealth, your collections, your property, your things whatever they might be,
are all vanished from your sight and possession.
The only thing you take with you into the next life is
your soul with your human life resident within your soul and the content of
your soul. And, if you are saved, then
you also have your human spirit with its eternal life resident within it.
Any content in the soul, which is of non-truth
characteristics (wood, hay, and stubble), is burned away at the Judgment Seat
of Christ. Only Bible doctrine is
If you have no doctrine, then you are naked within
your soul indeed. A reflection of a lifetime
of poor investment choices.
Your physical body with its biological life is
rejected, discarded, and left behind to decay back to its original elements, or
dust as it were.
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.