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11 When the ear ['ozen] heard [shama`] me, then it blessed ['ashar]
me; and when the eye [`ayin] saw [ra'ah] me, it gave witness [`uwd]
to me: KJV-Interlinear
11 'For when the ear heard, it
called me blessed; And when the eye saw,
it gave witness of me, NASB
We are progressing through these verses slowly for one
reason only, and that is to present a description of the only person in history
who was good. Jesus Christ being the
only exception, of course.
Job was wealthy and blessed with a large family. Job was wise beyond his generation. Job was benevolent, and gave of himself
unselfishly. He was a judge and rendered
fair treatment to everyone.
In the previous verses, we saw his social status and
how he was greatly respected by those in the upper classes. In the next few verses, we will see that Job
was regarded highly by those who were of the more common folk of society.
But before we continue, we need to know where this is
Job is generally known for his suffering, but there is
far more to this book than just perseverance and patience. Job's inner resources and mental attitude were
formed by the doctrine which he learned, accepted and applied to his daily
Most folks learn doctrine or know of its principles,
but they do not accept them into their daily lives, and that is the big
difference between why a person is successful in their spiritual life, or not
Note one more thing.
Job is probably one of the greatest people of human history, and yet you
will not find him studied in the school history books, nor anywhere else except
for the Bible. Not even Solomon in all
of his glory, wealth, and wisdom can match Jobs daily spiritual
The greatness of Jobs life is not in the blessings he
received from God, but in the doctrine he accepted into his soul.
Job was well known in his day. At the end of this book we will see just how
well thought of he really was. His three
friends missed the point of his life completely when they tried to simplify his
suffering to some hidden guilt, when there was never any evidence of his being
When people heard Jobs words, they stood in silent awe
of his comments. When they saw his
actions, they looked at him with great respect.
Rich or poor, young or old, all knew of and respected
Job as a man of God. Job was a
phenomenal person, the likes of which the world had never ever seen until the
birth of Jesus, nor even since Jesus' time.
Our current day certainly has no one who can fill his shoes.
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.