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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
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.
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.