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26 If I beheld [ra'ah] the sun ['owr] when it shined [halal], or
the moon [yareach] walking [halak] in brightness [yaqar];
27 And my heart [leb] hath been
secretly [cether] enticed [pathah], or my mouth [peh] hath
kissed [nashaq] my hand [yad]: KJV-Interlinear
26 If I have looked at the sun
when it shone, Or the moon going in splendor, 27 And my heart became secretly
enticed, And my hand threw a kiss from my mouth, NASB
The word for sun means light or illumination. Back in ancient times, light was a reference
for worship, as God is the light of the world.
But, as worship of God changed to objects, then the light changed to the
sun during the day and the moon and stars during the night.
So, what was originally a genuine worship, turned to
idolatry as objects were used as substitutes for that (light) which one cannot
Naturally, when idolatry was introduced into the
fabric of society, then other things became the object of worship.
And the kiss of the hand is ones giving respect,
reverence, acknowledgment of the object that is being worshipped.
Throughout history, people have knelt before princes
and popes, idols and various objects and kissed the ring, the skirt, or kissed
the object in a fashion, which recognizes their superior station, status,
authority, even deity. In some cases,
this is courtesy and in other cases it is worship. The Muslims, in their worship at Mecca, kiss
the black stone.
When the object is beyond the reach of the individual,
then they kissed their own hand as though blowing a kiss of recognition to the
object. The sun, the moon, the stars,
and later on the planets Saturn and Venus and Mars were acknowledged as deities
in this fashion.
And though surrounded by these idolatry tendencies,
Job did not succumb to them. Remember
that Job has made a contract between his eyes (the lusts or enticements of the
world) and his own soul. And he has
chosen his own soul, the content of which is Bible doctrine, over that which is
offered by the world or the sky's above.
Job has kept his 'arms raised high' looking toward
God, whom he has never seen, even though there are many opportunities to see
the sun daily, the moon almost nightly, the stars when the sky is clear, and
other objects on a regular daily basis.
Job has been diligent in his worship, consistent in
his spiritual life, and perseverant in his beliefs toward God despite all of
the blessings and now the sufferings he has faced in his life.
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.