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22 Fair weather [zahab] cometh ['athah] out of the north [tsaphown]:
with God ['elowahh] is terrible [yare'] majesty [howd]. KJV-Interlinear
22 'Out of the north comes golden
splendor; Around God is awesome majesty. NASB
In Job we have already studied the gold of Ophir, as
being one of the most productive regions and source of the best refined
gold. But Elihu emphasizes that the best
gold by far comes from the north, out of Asia.
However, gold, is a substance that comes out of the
ground. It can be mined, and refined and
held in ones hand, or worn on ones person.
But there is an even greater gold, and that gold is
found within the majesty of God.
The images that have already been presented, the
images of the rising storm, far off on the distant horizon. And this image being followed by the
intensifying storm, with its rain and wind and snow, depending on the time of
year. All of which are beyond mans
Man can only wait the storm out and then begin the
recovery and rebuilding process once the storm has passed by.
The terrors of the storm are always preceded by the
grace of God, and followed by the grace of God.
And when the storms of life eventually pass by, then
the winds subside, the clouds dissipate, and the golden light of the sun,
scattered by the thinning clouds, and scattering its brilliant light, turns the
sky into a phenomenal show of brilliant colors, and perhaps a rainbow as well. The majesty of God.
Elihu compares the wagon loads and barge loads of gold
and objects that have been fashioned out of the gold, can be overwhelming to a
person, but the gold of Gods majesty is infinitely beyond the gold of this
Gods majesty is so overwhelming as to cause fear and
trepidation to anyone who may come into contact with it, in any manner.
But of course one has to first develop a respect for
God and that comes with an understanding of God, and that comes only from a
consistent study of the scriptures combined with a pondering of everything you
learn, such that you begin to grasp the truths of reality.
Apart from that learning process, a person can never
develop a respect for God. And then they
are left with the terrible realities of life when they eventually get hammered
by life, and this causes them to miss out (darkness) on all of the
opportunities for orientation to life, and coming to an understanding of just
what and why things happen.
Spiritually negative people may see the gold of this
earth, but they can never see the gold of the spiritual life. And that is the best gold of all.
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.