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9 Hast thou an arm [zarowa`] like God ['el]? or canst
thou thunder [ra`am] with a voice [qowl] like him? KJV-Interlinear
9 'Or do you have an arm like
God, And can you thunder with a voice like His? NASB
The arm and the voice are symbols of strength and
splendor. The arm has the power to
accomplish ones own will, and the voice has the quality or majesty of conveying
ones own will.
The power of God is omnipotent, and the majesty of God
is infinite. Both are so overpowering
and overwhelming, that, as they say, to see the face of God, in His full glory,
would mean instant oblivion for ones self.
But, there are lots of folks that are not impressed
with God or His essence. Such is the
power of arrogance, that it will elevate ones own qualities (dust) and makes
them more magnificent than God.
We usually call this delusional. Delusional means living is a state divorced
from reality. And when folks reject God,
they reject truth, and when they reject truth, they embrace delusion.
Human dignity, human qualities, human achievement,
human good, all of these are delusional statements. Why?
Because man is dust, and man is nothing without God supporting his every
effort. Remove God form the picture and
where does that leave man? Well, that
will occur one day in the future and that leaves man in a place known as the
Lake of Fire. That is the legacy of mans
People will far too often, attempt to justify
themselves, by finding fault in others.
And if there is no fault in others, then they will manufacture a fault
in others, in order to mask their own failures.
My pet has gone bad, must be the neighbors fault. My kids are bad, must be the schools fault. I can't pay my bills, must be the governments
fault. My life is crap, must be Gods
fault. And the list goes on and on.
Refusal to take responsibility for ones own life
results from the rejection of truth, and the refusal to see truth, and the
default resultant pursuit of delusion.
In a delusional world, anything we want can become
true. But God does have one remedy for
this type of attitude. And that is
The greater your stubbornness is, the greater the
disaster may be in order to pry you loose from your delusional life. Otherwise, if you continue to refuse to
change, then God will either let you go in this world, or terminate your
presence in this world.
Having problems in your life is a good thing. Having no problems, when you are spiritually
negative is a bad thing. That means that
you are in deep doggie doo-doo, spiritually, and you will never know it until
you are finally called out of this world.
Then the shock will hit you.
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.