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Job 29:6



6 When I washed [rachats] my steps [haliyk] with butter [chem'ah], and the rock [tsuwr] poured me out [tsuwq] rivers [peleg] of oil [shemen]; KJV-Interlinear



6 When my steps were bathed in butter, And the rock poured out for me streams of oil! NASB



These words do not refer to literal butter poured out onto the ground for Job to walk on, nor of actual rocks oozing oils all over the ground. These are expressions of great wealth.


Today we might say that one is filthy rich, or swimming is riches. Neither of which have anything to do with ones cleanliness or water.


Job was so rich, he could do nearly anything he might have desired.


Job was so rich, he never had to think twice about investing in anything, or buying anything. He never had to check his bank balance. He never had to consider whether he could afford something. He never had to ask the price if he saw something he wanted, he would simply extract his money and pay for it regardless of the price.


Now when you are that rich, then with most folk, arrogance generally enters into the picture. They turn into do-gooders, they begin to attach strings to their gifts or charities. Sometimes they simply become greedy and selfish, condescending and critical of others.


But here we are not studying Jobs mental attitude while he possessed great wealth. The purpose of this chapter is to describe the vastness of Jobs blessings, which he received from God.


Job never once suggests that his wealth was a result of his own efforts. He illustrates this by the expression, 'oil from rock.'


In other words, to an outsider, Jobs wealth seemed to come from out of nowhere. Whatever Job did, always transformed into wealth.


Job did not hoard up stockpiles of gold and silver, but he had so much wealth that he could spend and spend and spend, and never see the bottom of his bank account. Can you imagine going shopping and never run out of money? Your account simply reloads every time you buy something!


Anyway, Job was wealthy to beyond even our imagination. And, it all came to him easily. It all came to him from God.


Jobs wealth did not come to him as a result of his intellect, his talent, his abilities, as an inheritance, due to some superior family breeding ancestry, as a result of his attending the finest of universities. None of these apply.


Job was excessively wealthy because God made him that way, and for no other reason.

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