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13 If I did despise [ma'ac] the cause [mishpat] of my
manservant [`ebed] or of my maidservant ['amah], when they contended [riyb]
14 What then shall I do [`asah] when God ['el] riseth up [quwm]? and when he visiteth [paqad], what shall I answer [shuwb] him?
15 Did not he that made [`asah] me in the womb [beten] make
[`asah] him? and did not one ['echad] fashion [kuwn] us in the
womb [rechem]? KJV-Interlinear
13 'If I have despised the claim
of my male or female slaves When they filed a complaint against me, 14 What then could I do when God arises, And
when He calls me to account, what will I answer Him? 15 'Did not He who made me in the womb make
him, And the same one fashion us in the womb? NASB
How can we treat others in one way, and then when that
same pattern of treatment is handed down to us, expect something different just
because it is us?
How can we treat others, when they come to complain to
us, with indifference or harshness, and then if we lodge a complaint, should we
expect better treatment?
How can we observe the personality and actions of
others and judge them with a callous attitude, and then when we find ourselves
in that same situation, expect better treatment from others?
What you sow you reap.
What you dish out, you should expect no better in return for yourself.
Double standards and social classes are a
characteristic of this world. Such
things do not exist in the spiritual realm.
God made man from the dust of the earth. God created the soul and its resident human
life, out of nothing.
The first word for 'do' and 'made' is 'asah.' This means to create or perform in accordance
to a pattern. The 'doing' in verse 14,
means to act in accordance with ones pattern of life. The second 'asah' refers to the pattern of
humanity, which God followed with every single human being, when He formed or
created the person in their entirety.
First it was God who did the creating or the
forming. As far as the physical body,
God created the biological functions which the human race follows in
procreation. Second, it is God who
creates the soul, and imputes human life into it.
God does this for each and every person who has ever
been born. No exceptions.
There is no super race, no superior race, no culture,
nothing among men which makes one person or group better or worse than another. And yet, the world has prejudicially divided
itself up into numerous cultures, races, social classes and such. God did not do that.
The first word for womb, 'beten,' refers to the cavity
of the womb, the pouch. The second word
for womb, 'rechem,' refers to the love and affection for the fashioned work or
content of the womb.
God gives equal love and affection and care for each
and every person who has ever existed.
He has no favorites.
This world gives everyone unequal opportunities and
unequal circumstances for life in this world, but God provides a level playing
field for all within the spiritual life.
Since we all came from the hand of God, since we are
all derived out of the same material composition, then none of us should ever
look condescendingly downward toward anyone, for any reason.
God placed every person in their present
situation. To despise anyone, to
ridicule anyone, to act with bias or prejudice toward anyone, is the same as
telling God that He has failed in His efforts with respect to those we look
To treat people with harshness and then expect better
treatment from God toward us, is the quintessence of hypocrisy. And from this we develop the golden rule of
'Do unto others ', as well as the humility of 'No man is better than another.'
One speck of dust cannot be distinguished from
another, and certainly one speck of dust can be no better than another.
Only through arrogance do classes and 'better than
you' attitudes develop.
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.