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19 Where is the way [derek] where light ['owr] dwelleth
[shakan]? and as for darkness [choshek], where is the place [maqowm]
20 That thou shouldest take [laqach] it to the bound [gabuwl]
thereof, and that thou shouldest know [biyn]
the paths [nathiyb] to the house [bayith] thereof?
21 Knowest [yada`] thou it, because
thou wast then born [yalad]? or because the
number [micpar] of thy days [yowm] is great [rab]? KJV-Interlinear
19 'Where is the way to the
dwelling of light? And darkness, where
is its place, 20 That you may take it to
its territory, And that you may discern
the paths to its home? 21 'You know,
for you were born then, And the number of your days is great! NASB
God inserts a little irony into His comments. Since Job is so old, for Job must have been
over a hundred years old by now, then he must know all there is to know about
anything and everything. Of course we do
not know Jobs exact age at this point in time.
That information is never revealed.
But since Job is so old (here is the irony), he must
be as old as God, and therefore most certainly knows the answers to anything
In our day, we can say that mankind has been around
nearly as long as God has lived. Our
history since Adam has been approximately 6000 years and counting. So, given that amount of time on the planet,
man most certainly has come up with all of the answers to everything. Right?
And of course this is a little jab at mans lack of history when compared
I will tentatively suggest that the celebrations
following this Novembers elections, may very well turn to tears of sorrow not
too long thereafter, and for only one reason.
Not because of the people who are going to be elected, but because the
nation and the world seems to be slipping deeper and deeper into a spiritually
God asks the obvious question again. Where does light come from? Where does it go at dusk?
Can you go to light or to the darkness and escort it
to its various destinations? Can you
preserve light? Can you support its
existence and perpetuate it along its way?
And in other words, light represents truth. Darkness represents the absence of truth. Can
man monitor truth? Can man find the
source of truth? Can man escort truth on
its way through life?
And of course man has had many thousands of years to
demonstrate his abilities in promoting truth, and what have we to show for it
all? Well, we have many empires that
have come and gone. We have had many
nations that have come and gone. We have had many peoples that have run off to
uncharted territories in order to escape persecution. We have had many fall into the classes of the
unemployed, the sick and the feeble, the persecuted, and the unfairly treated,
the cheated, and this list goes on and on.
Never before in history have there been so many
opinions and views and philosophies and differences, than we have today. And we know the answers?
Well, the obvious answer to Gods question is, 'No, humanity
does not have the answers.'
We have never had the answers, and we never will. That is, we will never have the answers to
life, apart from access to God.
The youth of today say what the youth have said in
every decade before them. 'It is the 21st
century.' 'It is 2008.' As though these latter dates in history carry
some meaning of superiority to former generations.
And guess what, the generation of the Rapture will be
the absolute last generation in our dispensation, the one immediately prior to
the Tribulation, and the seven years of the Tribulation will be the worst of
the worst in all of human history, even though it will have the greatest of all
of the technologies ever.
So the calendar of human history has absolutely
nothing to do with wisdom. In fact, the
more knowledge we accumulate, the further we seem to get from truth.
Where does the light come from? From the flow of electrons, from the sun, and
is that as far as mans search goes? Is
there nothing more?
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.