36 Yet he passed away [`abar], and,
lo, he was not: yea, I sought [baqash] him,
but he could not be found [matsa']. KJV-Interlinear
36 But he passed away, and behold, he was no more; though I sought
him, he could not be found. ESV
In the similar fashion of the tree that was previously described, the wicked will pass away and disappear from existence, as far as this world is concerned. And as far as eternity is concerned, the wicked, herein referred to as unbelievers, will not be found in heaven or anywhere else for that matter. And you can look and look and look for them, but they cannot be found.
The wicked invest all of their time and energy in the things of this world, but there is nothing in this world that can secure them to a permanent residence in this life or in this world.
Everything they have, will be lost. And everything that they are, will disappear.
And when the wicked disappears, they will be lost, forgotten, and never found again.
And one more thing that needs to be mentioned in this study, the phrase, and behold, or the phrase, and lo, represent surprise.
And this is the surprise of the wicked person. All the while they expected that their intellect, their wealth, their status, their talent, their abilities, their attitude, their self-imposed wisdom, anything and everything that they had, would be sufficient for them to secure themselves in life.
And when the end comes, there is shock and surprise, as though their sudden loss, or death, comes to them unexpectedly.
And yet we know from other studies, that no one is with excuse. Everyone knows, from simply looking around, that no one lives forever. Everyone knows, that everyone dies sooner or later. Everyone knows that after this life there is something else, because time continues on and never comes to a stop. And everyone, without exception, sooner or later, has revealed to them, the gospel of Christ, or the truths of life itself, all of which speak to a greater design, greater power, and a life beyond this one.
So, no one has any excuse for not knowing the limits and future possibilities of life and death.
And the whole point of this, is to demonstrate that when you ignore God, and when you ignore Christ, and when you ignore your spiritual life, you are placing yourself in extreme jeopardy, and you are placing yourself in the extreme position of vanishing and being lost forever.
This is the permanency of eternal condemnation, which we typically describ as the Lake of Fire.
This also describes, that existence in the sphere of eternal condemnation, will not be a party, will not have any social activities, but will be one of total isolation and aloneness, not to mention the terror and horrors that will accompany this existence, which will go on forever, and will never change.
Cannot be found, means exactly that.
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