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15 But now, because it is not so, he hath visited [paqad] in his anger ['aph]; yet he
knoweth [yada`] it not in great [ma`od] extremity [pash]:
16 Therefore doth Job ['Iyowb] open [patsah] his mouth [peh] in vain [hebel]; he
multiplieth [kabar] words [millah] without [baliy] knowledge [da`ath]. KJV-Interlinear
15 'And now, because He has not
visited in His anger, Nor has He acknowledged transgression well, 16 So Job opens his mouth emptily; He multiplies words without knowledge.' NASB
And now the greatest failure on Elihu's part. His conclusion based on his observation of
Jobs sufferings, based on his hearing of Jobs complaints, and based on the
obvious lack of action from God as a result.
Job has lived many decades and he was prospered to
phenomenal quantities of wealth.
Job has now endured sufferings of equal magnitude, but
his sufferings have lasted not very long by comparison to his lifespan.
How Elihu can conclude, that God has made a decision
to not answer or relieve Job, is the error.
Mans lifespan does not occur during a weekend, during
a week, during a month or even a year.
Mans lifespan does not occur totally throughout any single event in ones
life. And yet people will jump to
conclusions regarding a person who is enduring some bad luck in their
life. People will even come to that
conclusion about themselves when things get really ugly in their own life.
But Gods plan does not begin and end in any one
generation, but spans the course of all of human history.
In Christ's line, from Adam to Mary, seventy-five
generations passed. From Adam to Joseph,
sixty generations passed. If you
consider Jesus' lifespan of thirty-three years as the typical lifespan, then
from His birth to today, sixty generations have now passed and we are in our
Human history has spanned over 120 generations and
continues. Gods plan has progressed
throughout all of those 120 generations and has not missed a beat.
The dispensations continue toward the conclusion (the
rapture) of our current dispensation and most of the world asks where is
Jesus? When will He appear? When will He return? So much time has passed, did He forget?
And yet the clock keeps on ticking. Something which no one can prevent. The days and nights continue to pass. Something which no one can alter.
You will meet many obstacles in your life, and many
will look at you and offer their interpretation of Gods judgment against
you. They will presume that you are the fool and
that God has it in for you. But people
are wrong most of the time.
All you have to do is ignore them, continue your
advancement in your spiritual life, be responsible, and trust in God. In Gods good time, He will work for your best
interest and you will be far better off.
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.